Clinton after fainting recuperating at home
December 16, 2012
Clinton fell ill due to a stomach virus last week. She was forced to cancel a planned trip to Morocco to attend an international conference on Syria.
She was expected to testify before Congress this week on the attack on the US consulate in Libya in September that killed the US ambassador and 3 other Americans. But she will be unable to appear for the congressional hearings.
Clinton has already made clear her intention to step down. During her 4 years in office, she visited 112 countries, the most as a US secretary of state.
US media have reported that President Barack Obama has picked Senator John Kerry to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has decided to leave office.
They say Obama is expected to make the announcement in a few days.
69-year-old Kerry, currently serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was the Democratic nominee for president in 2004.