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United States Senate has not yet approved the nomination. At the moment a new home for the ambassador is being built in Reykjavík, completely equipped with bulletproof windows and thick safety barriers around the area.
But Trump can hand over the former US embassador in Putin.
Trump is considering transferring former US embassador Michael McFaul to Moscow for interrogation. The White House said Trump talked to President Vladimir Putin of Russia about McFaul and other Americans during their Helsinki meeting and considered the matter with his own domestic intelligence group. "There were some talks about it, but there was no obligation on the United States' behalf," said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House spokeswoman, Wednesday.
Mr Putin referred to Americans whom he would like to interview about their personal meetings during a common media briefing with Mr Putin. "Putin said to the 12 Russians accused by special adviser Robert Müller, "We would like the Americans to return the favor". MacFaul replied to the Russians' accusations and asked the White House to reject the "ridiculous" inquiry.
"Hopefully the White House will correct the recording and categorically condemn Putin's laughable request," tweete McFaul.
The Trump government has not yet filled many US ambassadorial positions in Europe.
Out of the three US deployments in Austria - the US Ambassy in Austria, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the United Nations Mission - there is not a single US diplomat to lead the ministries of state 10 month after Tillerson's tenure. Nor has the Ministry of State given the White House a name for being appointed to the post of EU Ambassador, a large multinational organisation representing 28 EU Member States and the biggest internal consumer protection organisation in the globe with 200 million people.
One White House officer said they were still in the process of choosing an EU envoy, and that should be made public soon. Ambassadors are available in 20 posts - both for policy makers and for careers - throughout Europe. Tillerson's tense relations with the White House have only aggravated the gradual tempo of White House appointments and Senate affirmative ambassadors, a Foreign Ministry officer and a White House officer said.
One spokesman for the Foreign Ministry asked the White House Personnel Office about the politically appointed ambassador's job openings, which forwards his selection to the Foreign Ministry. "As Sarah Sanders, White House spokeswoman, said, "We have worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to obtain staffed ambassadorial posts and we have had great achievements in getting some of the most skilled and believable people on the ground to represent our state.
As a result, a void has been created in the messages that has not yet been closed as one third of the ambassadors are politicians. Ambassadors are appointed and confirmed in a cumbersome procedure that lasts a maximum of three month. This begins with the White House staff office, which submits its candidate roster to the State Department, which returns its permits to the White House, and then appoints the ambassadors to the Senate for approval.
The State Department provides the White House with a selection of careers ambassadors' titles for endorsement, which are then submitted to the Senate for endorsement. However, Foreign Ministry sources say that the trial was decelerated to a crawling. A White House officer commented that Tillerson hesitated to endorse White House ambassadorial referrals because they are more ideological with trump than the Foreign Secretary's position of "institution".
"to be replicated with difficulty. During Tillerson?s first stop in Brussels, he gave an encouraging presentation to US Diplomats headquartered in Belgium who are active in NATO, the European Union and Belgium mission. Tillerson noted the bull in the room in the US ambassador's home in Belgium, where no one is currently an ambassador.
However, even here he was not welcomed by an embassador. There is a candidate for the office of German embassador in Germany, Richard Grenell, who is waiting for the Senate's approval. The US embassador in France, Jamie McCourt, a California business woman, was endorsed by the Senate in November along with four other ambassadors in Europe such as Spain, Croatia, Switzerland and Denmark.
The US embassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, was reconfirmed in August. Furthermore, Wess Mitchell was recently re-elected as Deputy State Secretary responsible for EU and Eurasian Affairs. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The empty ambassadorial post in Europe stands in stark opposition to the state of similar offices in other parts of the globe.
He quickly named his ambassadors in Israel and China, two nations he made a top political priorities on the election ramp. The European Union has historically been a strong US allies, but in July Trump twittered his endorsement of the UK's secession from the EU. "Tweet trumps.
The Brexite and anti-EU political figure Nigel Farage was a good pal and replacement for Trump with a similar popular slog. And a high-ranking EU diplomat said that job openings in US missions were not the main concern in dealings with the new government. "Who the ambassadors are doesn't make any difference, it's politics," the ambassador said.