Fiona Hill will leave the post of Director for Russia and Eurasia in the National Security Council of the United States, ceding it to the head of the Council Tim Morrison. The New York Times journalist Peter Baker reported it on Twitter.
According to Baker, the change will take place at the end of August 2019. “Trump hopes to change relations with Russia to talk more about arms control, including a possible US-Russia-China Treaty instead of the INF TREATY (the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles),” the journalist said. The United States announced its withdrawal from the Treaty in February, citing alleged “unscrupulous violations” of the provisions of the Treaty by Moscow. The corresponding agreement was signed between the USSR and the USA in 1987.
In April, it was reported about the secret visit of Fiona Hill to Moscow.
Tim Morrison joined the National Security Council in July 2018. He is a special assistant to the President on weapons of mass destruction and biological protection. In this role, he monitors and coordinates the development of national policies and programs to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
Prior to his appointment, Morrison served as Director of policy on the House Committee on armed forces and held a number of other positions in the US Senate. He holds a doctorate in law from George Washington University and a bachelor of political science from the University of Minnesota.