Ros-Lehtinen Congratulates Her Former Foreign Affairs Committee Chief of Staff Dr. Yleem Poblete On Her Nomination for Assistant Secretary of State

Oct 11, 2017

Ros-Lehtinen Congratulates Her Former Foreign Affairs Committee Chief of Staff Dr. Yleem Poblete On Her Nomination for Assistant Secretary of State

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman Emeritus of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, made the following statement after her former senior advisor on foreign affairs matters and Chief of Staff and Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee was nominated for the position of Assistant Secretary of State, Verification and Compliance at the Department of State.

“I would like to commend President Trump and Secretary Tillerson for nominating Dr. Yleem D. S. Poblete for the position of Assistant Secretary of State, Verification and Compliance. For nearly 20 years, Yleem was my senior advisor on foreign affairs matters and served as the Chief of Staff and Staff Director of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. At every step of the way, Yleem was instrumental in crafting laws that sought to counter proliferation threats from Iran, North Korea, and Syria to help advance U.S. national security interests around the world. Her vast knowledge and expertise on the totality of matters related to sanctions, nuclear agreements, nonproliferation, and security have prepared her to serve with distinction in this national security capacity for the Trump administration at the State Department. I am thrilled that Yleem, a Miami native and foreign affairs and national security expert, has been nominated for this important position at State and I urge the Senate to approve her nomination expeditiously.”

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