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Susan Rice leaves United Nations

Outgoing United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, held a news conference on Tuesday (June 25) where she thanked all those she has worked with in her over four years as U.S. permanent representative, a position she called "the best job I've ever had." Rice is moving to the position of National Security Advisor, replacing Tom Donilon in the post. "It's been a remarkable period for the United States, for the United Nations and the world, as we've carried out President Obama's pledge to bring a new era of engagement to the United Nations," said Rice, pointing out U.S. leadership on issues like Iran sanctions and U.N. action during the Libyan crisis. "We've repaid past arrears and met our financial commitments. We joined the Human Rights Council believing that American engagement would improve its performance, and it has," she added. A close confidante of President Barack Obama, Rice is expected to play a high-profile role in defending Obama's fore

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