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US Senate confirms Rice as UN Ambassador

world Updated: Jan 23, 2009 12:00 IST
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The US Senate has confirmed Susan E Rice as the country's new Ambassador to the UN.

With this, 44-year-old Rice becomes the second youngest American Ambassador to the UN.

She is also the first African-American women to hold this post.

Rice's nomination was confirmed by a voice vote by the Senate Rice is considered to be very close to the US President Barack Obama. She holds the Cabinet level post in the Obama Administration.