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Topic - Joseph Yun
A senior State Department official told Congress Tuesday that the partisan political drama unfolding around Washington's current budget fight does not bode well for the Obama administration's so-called "Asia pivot."
A senior State Department official told Congress on Tuesday that the partisan political drama unfolding around Washington's current budget fight does not bode well for the Obama administration's "Asia pivot."
"Our Asia-Pacific interlocutors are quite attuned to developments in domestic American politics," said Joseph Yun, presently the acting assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
Mr. Yun, in prepared testimony, said U.S. allies in Asia are uneasy to 'hear growing calls for slashing foreign assistance' in Washington," he said.