In this file photo taken on November 6, 2017, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon, attends a joint press conference with Sri Lanka's foreign secretary in Colombo as part of a one-day visit to Sri Lanka. The most senior career diplomat in the US State Department has decided to retire, exactly one year after he oversaw the transition to President Donald Trump's administration, the department said on February 1, 2018. Photo: AFP 

High-ranking US State Department official becomes latest Trump diplomat to quit

Tom Shannon had served under six presidents and 10 secretaries of state over 34 years – but now he’s out

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In this file photo taken on November 6, 2017, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon, attends a joint press conference with Sri Lanka's foreign secretary in Colombo as part of a one-day visit to Sri Lanka. The most senior career diplomat in the US State Department has decided to retire, exactly one year after he oversaw the transition to President Donald Trump's administration, the department said on February 1, 2018. Photo: AFP 
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