Daleep Singh plans to take a long leave for family reasons

Daleep Singh, deputy national security adviser to the U.S. president and a key architect of global sanctions against Russia, plans to take a long vacation in the near future, two sources familiar with the situation said.

According to one of the sources, Singh is temporarily leaving the White House for family reasons. It is still unclear exactly when his vacation will begin and end.

Singh played an important role in coordinating the joint actions of the United States and allies in developing sanctions against Russian banks, oligarchs, companies and politicians in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

As the Washington Post reported, Singh’s duties will be assigned to another White House employee. The administration is currently considering several candidates for this position, including Mike Pyle, senior advisor to Vice President Kamala Harris on economic issues.