updated Thu. November 30, 2023
October 4, 2017
WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he had never considered resigning and that he was committed to Donald Trump's agenda but declined to directly address whether he had referred to the president as a "moron" as NBC News has reported. The topÃâÃÂ ...
September 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering closing its embassy in Havana in response to an alleged sonic attack on U.S. personnel in Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. "We have it under evaluation," Tillerson said on CBS' "Face the Nation" program. "It's a very seriousÃâÃÂ ...
August 27, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday seemed to dismiss the credibility of President Donald Trump's rhetoric. In an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace pointed out that a United Nations committee criticized Trump's apparent defense of some people at a white supremacist rally inÃâÃÂ ...
August 7, 2017
MANILA, Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday he believes Washington and Russia can find a way to ease tension, saying it wouldn't be useful to cut ties over the single issue of suspected Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Tillerson said Russia had also expressedÃâÃÂ ...
August 2, 2017
The State Department may be looking to remove the promotion of democracy from its mission statement, according to the Washington Post, as part of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's efforts to overhaul the agency. On Friday, the State Department sent an email to employees with a draft of the agency'sÃâÃÂ ...
July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that he was "not going anywhere," denying news reports that he was considering leaving his post. "I'm not going anywhere," Tillerson told reporters at the State Department. Asked how long he would stay on,ÃâÃÂ ...
July 24, 2017
There is speculation that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be thinking about stepping down from his job amid reports of mounting conflicts with the Trump White House. CNN is reporting that Tillerson has been discussing leaving the position with people close to him outside of Washington, howeverÃâÃÂ ...
June 29, 2017
The former ExxonMobil chief is said to have exploded at the 38-year-old career political operative "for torpedoing proposed nominees to senior State Department posts and for questioning his judgment." White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Senior Counselor Jared Kushner and Margaret Peterlin,ÃâÃÂ ...
June 24, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from a U.S. list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, U.S. officials said, a step that could prompt accusations the Trump administration is prioritizing security and diplomatic interests ahead ofÃâÃÂ ...
March 31, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be added to the short list of things you should never stare directly at. Others on that list include the sun, Medusa and Chuck Norris. The Washington Post reports that Tillerson has yet to meet many career diplomats in the state department and some have been instructedÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2017
Rex Tillerson may be serving as Secretary of State, but he now says he didn't want the job. That's according to the Independent Journal Review, which says Tillerson says he never met President Trump prior to November's election. The Secretary of State offer was unexpected. Tillerson says he onlyÃâÃÂ ...
March 19, 2017
BEIJING, March 19 (Reuters) - With warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia since taking office with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea and putting aside trickier issues. China has been irritated at beingÃâÃÂ ...
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