U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate his chief of staff Jack Lew as the next Treasury Secretary on Thursday, Reuters and Haaretz reported today. Before being named Obama’s chief of staff last year, Lew served as the White House budget director.
Lew has strong relationships with U.S. congress. He is an Orthodox Jew with close working relations with Israeli envoy to the U.S. If confirmed, he will lead the department that is in charge of designing and enforcing U.S. sanctions against Iran.
File photo: White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew. (Reuters)