America's new deputy NSA had put Pakistan in trouble in her previous post

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America's new deputy NSA had put Pakistan in trouble in her previous post

WASHINGTON - White House has announced Mira Ricardel, a senior official in the department of commerce, as the next deputy national security adviser.

Ricardel has served three administrations and is currently undersecretary for export administration, heading the Bureau of Industry and Security. The bureau, on her watch, added seven Pakistani private companies to a list of entities barred from purchasing sensitive technology without a license, which they will be rarely granted.

That designation is likely to imperil Pakistan's ambition to join elite groups of nations that closely control trading in sensitive dual-use technology and nuclear equipment and fuel for a long time.

“I selected her as deputy national security advisor because her expertise is broad-based and includes national security matters related to our alliances, defence posture, technology security, foreign security assistance, and arms control,” National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a statement.

“Her policy-making and interagency experience will make her a great addition to the National Security Council,” he added.

Ricardel is known in Washington DC national security circles as someone who is “favourably disposed towards India”.