2 range article The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a new federal agency, the Department of State, on Thursday.
The new department would be comprised of 10 ambassadors, two ambassadors and two consuls.
The department would oversee the U.N. and other international organizations.
The secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said in a statement that the new department will “promote our nation’s security and prosperity while working to protect our borders and promote a more open, democratic, and prosperous world.”
The new U.K. ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Tim Barrow, was named the department’s first ambassador in January.
The Trump administration has repeatedly sought to increase the role of the United States in the international order, especially with respect to Syria.
The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.
The administration also plans to nominate five more ambassadors.
The ambassador to France will be replaced by an American.
The United States, the world’s largest trading partner, is also set to nominate the next ambassador to Britain.