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Foreign Ties to Prevent Former NYC Mayor From Becoming US State Secretary

© AP Photo / Mel EvansFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani addresses a gathering at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Scranton, Pa
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani addresses a gathering at a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Scranton, Pa - Sputnik International
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Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani will not serve as state secretary under the Republican presidency of Donald Trump as his worldwide legal work may provoke a conflict of interests, according to media reports.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani is unlikely to be appointed the US secretary of state over his consultancy work for foreign governments, media reported Wednesday.

According to the CNN broadcaster, the ex-mayor will not serve as state secretary under the Republican presidency of Donald Trump as his worldwide legal work may provoke a conflict of interests.

The former mayor's law company Bracewell & Giuliani was allegedly lobbying on behalf of Venezuela's state-owned state oil company, the broadcaster said.

The experts from Giuliani’s law company work worldwide, making contracts and earning dozens of millions of dollars, according to the broadcaster. For example, they helped cut crime in Mexico and consulted Ukraninan politicians’ election campaigns.

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The broadcaster added that Giuliani used to work for the Qatari government, consulting in the sphere of security.

Giuliani, a former prosecutor who was praised for experience as the New York City mayor in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, has little foreign policy experience. However, he was a top adviser during Trump's presidential campaign.

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has been named by local media as a likely candidate for the secretary of state in the Trump administration.

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