Former U.S. Ambassador to China has named a candidate to the post of Ambassador to Russia

Former Utah Governor and U.S. Ambassador to China Jon huntsman talks about the post of Ambassador to Russia, reports CNN, citing sources in the White house, says Meduza.

According to TV channel, the huntsman discussed a possible appointment to Secretary Rex Tillerson, and also met with the President’s closest advisors Donald trump and, perhaps, with himself.

A day earlier, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal wrote that the huntsman is considered for the position of Deputy Secretary of state. He was also named a candidate for the role of Secretary of state, writes The Hill.

Republican Jon huntsman was Ambassador to Singapore in 1992 and 1993. In the early 2000s he worked in the administration of George W. Bush, and in 2004 won the elections of the Governor of Utah and was re-elected four years later, receiving 78 percent of the vote. In 2009 Barack Obama appointed him Ambassador to China. He left this position in 2011 in connection with possible participation in the presidential elections.

The position of U.S. Ambassador to Russia since August 2014 is John Tefft, who worked as Ambassador to Ukraine, Georgia and Lithuania. His predecessor, Michael McFaul denied entry into the Russian Federation.