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    The new US top diplomat previously served in the Obama administration as deputy national security adviser from 2013 to 2015 and deputy secretary of state from 2015 to 2017.

    Sputnik is live from Washington, DC, where new US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is delivering remarks as he arrives at the Department of State following his confirmation by the US Senate on Tuesday. Lawmakers confirmed him in a vote of 78-22, as the diplomat promised to rebuild ties with America's allies and return to talks with Tehran on the Iranian nuclear programme.

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