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Ross moving from State to NSC

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Dennis Ross will be moving from the State Department to the White House.

Ross, now a special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia at the State Department, will take an as yet unnamed position at the National Security Council, according to media reports.

The new job is expected to have a broader reach, encompassing not just policy on Iran but also the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and other areas.

There is some media speculation that Ross’s move is due to the fact that Iran policy is being increasingly run out of the White House.

Ross, 60, was the top Middle East negotiator during the Clinton administration.

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