Top U.S. Mideast diplomat expected to take U.N. post

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Posted: May 24, 2012 12:25 PM
Top U.S. Mideast diplomat expected to take U.N. post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeffrey Feltman, the top U.S. diplomat for the Middle East, is expected to leave the Obama administration to take a senior post at the United Nations, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Feltman, who is assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs, is expected to replace Lynn Pascoe, another career U.S. diplomat, as U.N. under secretary-general for political affairs.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel and Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Vicki Allen)