Nicaragua has told the United Nations that a former foreign minister and rebel priest initially tapped to be Libya's U.N. envoy will now be the Central American country's deputy ambassador to the world body.
A Nicaraguan government website says Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann will be second in charge at its U.N. mission. The statement does not mention Libya's proposal last week that D'Escoto be its U.N. envoy.
U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said Monday that a letter sent by Nicaragua announcing D'Escoto's appointment, and said it is "being studied."
U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice has questioned whether D'Escoto could represent Libya, noting he required a diplomatic visa.
D'Escoto is a former president of the U.N. General Assembly.