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US President Joe Biden has officially nominated William Burns as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the White House said.

His nomination will be discussed in the Senate.

Burns served as US Ambassador to Moscow from 2005-2008. He held the position of Deputy Secretary of State at the State Department. Burns left the foreign service in 2014 after a 33-year diplomatic career. He is currently president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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