State Department Refers Questions About Ambassador Power ... to U.N.
11:07 AM, Aug 23, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Newly appointed United Nations ambassador Susan Power's absence from an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria has raised eyebrows and questions. When pressed on the matter at Thursday's press briefing, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki three times declined to give further details on Power's whereabout and referred further questions to the United Nations:
However, each usage of "U.N." by Ms. Psaki was later footnoted in the State Department transcript as "U.S. Mission to the U.N." And as the State Department's organizational chart shows, the U.S. Mission to the U.N. is part of the State Department, directly under the secretary of state.
Jen Psaki is the spokesperson for the State Department.
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