Trump nominates Admiral Harry Harris to be US ambassador to South Korea

Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command, has been nominated to become the US ambassador to South Korea.
Admiral Harry Harris, commander of the US Pacific Command, has been nominated to become the US ambassador to South Korea.PHOTO: U.S. NAVY

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump on Friday (May 18) nominated Admiral Harry Harris to be US ambassador to South Korea, the White House said, as Trump prepares for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled next month but called into question by Pyongyang.

If confirmed by the Senate, Harris, who serves as head of US Pacific Command, would fill a post that has been vacant since Trump took office in January 2017.