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        3/11/2009, Adar 15, 5769

      USA: Chas Freeman Out of NIC


      United States Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced Tuesday that ambassador Chas Freeman had decided not to continue the process to serve as chairman of the NIC. Blair expressed regret over Freeman's decision.

      Freeman's nomination caused concern among supporters of Israel, as Freeman, who for several years served as the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, was felt to be anti-Israel, pro-Saudi Arabia and pro-China.

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