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Brian A. Nichols

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Template:Infobox Ambassador Brian Andrew Nichols[1] (born 1965) is an American diplomat. He served as the United States Ambassador to Peru from 2014 until 2017, when he was succeeded by Krishna Urs.[2] In June 2018, he was nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe by President Donald Trump.[3] On June 28, 2018, his nomination was confirmed in the Senate by voice vote.[4] On July 19, 2018 Nichols presented his credentials to President Emmerson Mnangagwa.[5]

Ambassador to Zimbabwe and controversies[edit source | edit]

During the George Floyd protests in the United States, Nichols was summoned by the government of Zimbabwe after U.S. Secretary Advisor Robert C. O'Brien labeled Zimbabwe as a "foreign adversary" that was fomenting the protests and threatened with retaliatory action.[6]

In late July 2020, he was threatened with expulsion from the country and called a "thug" by the ruling party after accusations that he was helping organizers of an anti-government march against President Emmerson Mnangagwa.[7]

Honors[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "PN1019-1 — Foreign Service". www.congress.gov. November 18, 2003. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. "Ambassador | Embassy of the United States Lima, Peru" (PDF). Portmoresby.usembassy.gov. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
  3. "Eight Nominations Sent to the Senate Today". www.whitehouse.gov. June 4, 2018. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  4. "PN2051 - Nomination of Brian A. Nichols for Department of State, 115th Congress (2017-2018)". www.congress.gov. 2018-06-28. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  5. "Ambassador Brian A. Nichols". zw.usembassy.gov. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  6. Mutsaka, Farai (1 June 2020). "Zimbabwe summons US envoy over White House adviser's comment". Associated Press. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  7. Mutsaka, Farai (28 July 2020). "Zimbabwe's ruling party calls US ambassador a 'thug'". Associated Press. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  8. "El saliente embajador de EE.UU. es condecorado por el presidente de Perú".

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Rose Likins
United States Ambassador to Peru
2014–2017
Succeeded by
Krishna Urs
Preceded by
Harry Thomas
United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe
2018–present
Incumbent

Template:US Ambassadors to Peru Template:US Ambassadors to Zimbabwe