Biden's Choice for CIA Director Shows Where He's Headed on Iran

William Burns has long argued that the nuclear deal actually makes Israel safer, despite Netanyahu's long-standing, vocal objections to it

Ben Samuels
Ben Samuels
Washington
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WASHINGTON – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated William J. Burns, a career diplomat who was involved in the early stages of forging the Iran nuclear deal, to head the CIA.

Burns, a fluent Arabic speaker, was deputy secretary of state and an ambassador, served as a diplomat for over 30 years and has been one of the most respected voices on foreign policy issues for decades.