Assistant Secretary of State Sherman is expected to step down

(Reuters) – US Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is expected to step down in the summer, CNN reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

His replacement is unknown, CNN reported. He did not give any reason for the change.

Sherman, a foreign policy veteran, has been in office since April 2021 and has been involved in various policy areas, including US-China relations.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken had largely delegated China policy duties to Sherman, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The department is likely to see another change with top State Department sanctions official James O’Brien likely to be nominated as assistant secretary for European affairs, a source told Reuters.

The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Gokul Pisharody in Bengaluru and Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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