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Senate confirms Wendy Sherman for No. 2 post at State Department

Sherman was the lead negotiator for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The debate over her nomination mostly focused on the agreement, which the Biden administration is currently seeking to reenter.
Wendy Sherman

US President Joe Biden’s nominee for deputy secretary of state was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday. Wendy Sherman’s nomination passed 56 votes to 42. 

Sherman was the lead negotiator for the Obama administration on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal when she served as undersecretary of State for political affairs. Her work on the landmark agreement, which removed sanctions on Iran in exchange for its scaling down its nuclear program, was the main subject of the debate surrounding her nomination. 

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