Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes 15 to 3 to approve nomination of Antony Blinken to serve as secretary of state.

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday approved the nomination of President Joe Biden's nominee Antony Blinken to serve as secretary of state.

The committee voted by 15 to 3 in favor of the nomination, according to Reuters.

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This clears the way for Blinken's consideration by the full Senate as soon as this week.

During a confirmation hearing last week, Blinken told Senators that the Biden administration would not move the US embassy from Jerusalem.

The Secretary of State-designate also said he would consult with US allies regarding the possibility of re-entering a nuclear deal with Iran.

“If Iran comes back into compliance we would too,” Blinken said, adding his approach would be to use the return to the 2015 nuclear deal as a “platform” for a broader agreement.

Blinken, 58, was born to Jewish parents and has held senior foreign policy positions in two administrations over two decades. Read more at Arutz-7