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Christopher Hill To Be U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

A senior U.S. official confirms to CBS News that Christopher Hill, currently the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, is expected to be nominated to be the next American Ambassador to Iraq.

In his current position, Ambassador Hill has been the chief negotiator for the Bush Administration on North Korea.

Previously, Hill served as ambassador to Poland and South Korea, among other posts. He is a career foreign service officer who was a Peace Corps volunteer before becoming a member of the Foreign Service.