Clinton Calls for Historic Meeting of US Envoys

Nearly all 260 ambassadors will come together today
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2011 6:44 AM CST
Clinton Calls for Historic Meeting of US Envoys
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to a question at a press conference in Guanajuato, Mexico, Monday Jan. 24, 2011.   (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

What with the crisis in Egypt and the fallout from the leaked diplomatic cables, the last few months haven’t exactly been calm for Hillary Clinton—and now the secretary of state is calling for an unprecedented meeting of US ambassadors. The top envoys from almost all of America’s 260 diplomatic posts will gather today for the first-ever such meeting, the AP reports. Though the meeting has been called to discuss foreign policy in 2011, Clinton will also get one-on-one updates from envoys to front-line states, and officials also assume WikiLeaks will be discussed.
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