US Ambassador Denies Reports of Early Recall from Bulgaria

Diplomacy | April 12, 2012, Thursday // 12:48|  views

James Warlick, US Ambassador to Bulgaria, firmly denies reports that he will be recalled ahead of schedule. Photo by BGNES

The information that the Obama Administration is set to recall US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick before the end of his three-year term is untrue, according to the diplomat.

Warlick commented for journalists Thursday the unconfirmed Bulgarian media reports about the said recall. He further noted that he did not know when his term in the country will end exactly.

The diplomat stressed that the term of every Ambassador expires one day or another and a new one arrives, as it would be in his case. He added that the US Senate uses a specific procedure to determine envoys' assignments.

When asked if he would accept another job on the Balkans, Warlick replied that this would not be his own decision.

The Ambassador spoke during a ceremony for a charitable donation to the Bulgarian Red Cross for its base in Lozen.

According to unconfirmed media reports, the Bulgarian government has already received a request from the USA for the accreditation of a new American ambassador in Sofia. The headlines broke after the private bTV channel released the information Wednesday night citing anonymous diplomatic sources.

bTV also announced that the request for the accreditation of a new US ambassador in Sofia filed with the Bulgarian government is for a woman who now works at the US State Department and was a former US Ambassador to Albania.

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