Rex Tillerson

Mike Pompeo takes oath as US Secretary of State

He replaces Rex Tillerson, who was fired by President Donald Trump in March.

published on : 2nd May 2018

Mike Pompeo, US President's Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of state, vows diplomatic approach to Iran

With a history of provocative statements against Iran, Pompeo's nomination was seen as a sign that Trump's administration intends to rip up the accord.

published on : 13th April 2018

China hopes Rex Tillerson firing won't affect North Korea talks

Tillerson was also thought to have made a major concession to China when he publicly repeated Beijing's rhetoric about the Sino-US relationship during his first trip to the country.

published on : 14th March 2018

Rex Tillerson sacking by Trump spells doom for Iran nuclear deal

President Donald Trump's sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could sound the death knell for the Iran nuclear deal and further strain US ties with key European allies.

published on : 14th March 2018

'Is Russia to blame?' Moscow mocks Rex Tillerson sacking

Russia issued a mocking reaction to the surprise sacking of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman asking if the finger of blame was already being pointed at Moscow.

published on : 13th March 2018

Donald Trump never told Rex Tillerson why he's fired

A top State Department official says President Donald Trump never explained to ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the reason why he was fired.

published on : 13th March 2018

Russia likely behind UK nerve agent attack, says Rex Tillerson

The United States agreed with its ally Britain on Tuesday that Russia was probably behind an attempt to poison a former double agent, saying the perpetrators should face punishment.

published on : 13th March 2018

US 'surprise' at North Korea talk offer: Rex Tillerson

Tillerson's comments came after President Trump agreed to a historic meeting with Kim, the first ever between a US president and a North Korean leader.

published on : 9th March 2018

US 'a long way' from negotiations with North Korea, says Rex Tillerson

Tillerson said the signals from Pyongyang may be positive but stressed negotiations with Kim Jong Un's regime were not going to happen soon.

published on : 8th March 2018

US presses to relocate embassy to Jerusalem by 2019

To expedite the move, the US will not build a new structure, but will instead convert an existing consular building in the Arnona neighbourhood of West Jerusalem into the new US mission.

published on : 19th January 2018

Tillerson: My failure if US resorts to force on North Korea

The United States has mobilized the world community to impose stringent economic and diplomatic sanctions on Kim Jong-un's regime to halt its nuclear drive.

published on : 13th December 2017

Rex Tillerson's future as top American diplomat in doubt

Asked if he wants Tillerson to remain in his post, President Donald Trump said only that 'Rex is here' at the White House.

published on : 1st December 2017

US: White House considers replacing Secretary of State 

U.S. officials and individuals familiar with White House plans have spoken about the possibility of a broad shakeup in President Donald Trump's national security team.

published on : 30th November 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson slams Russia's 'malicious tactics'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today criticised Russia for often employing "malicious tactics" to not only weaken their confidence but also to undermine political and economic successes.

published on : 29th November 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Myanmar to meet Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

Tillerson's visit comes as global outrage builds over an army clampdown that has driven more than 600,000 Rohingya out of the mainly Buddhist country since late August.

published on : 15th November 2017
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