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Biden appoints Dan Smith as acting secretary of state

United States President Joe Biden appointed on Wednesday Dan Smith as acting secretary of state.

Smith will replace Mike Pompeo and will serve at the position until Biden's nominee for the role Antony Blinken is confirmed.

Meanwhile, Biden also appointed David Cohen as acting CIA director and David Norquist as acting Pentagon chief until William Burns and Lloyd Austin are confirmed.

Breaking the News / NP