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October 20, 1987

President Reagan has selected a career diplomat, Richard H. Melton, 52, as the next ambassador to Nicaragua, but the Sandinista government is delaying approval of the nomination, Administration officials said. Officials said there has been no explanation by Managua for the delay. Some congressional conservatives oppose naming a replacement for Harry E. Bergold Jr., who left Managua several months ago, because of the conflict between the Marxist Sandinista government and U.S.-financed contras. But the Administration says it is important to maintain a full embassy in Managua.

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