Secretary of State

Antony Blinken, in Kyiv, unveils USD 2 billion in US military aid for Europe

The financing comes on top of a $675 million package of heavy weaponry, ammunition and armored vehicles for Ukraine alone.

published on : 8th September 2022

Blinken meets South Africa leader Ramaphosa, heads to Congo 

The cordial meeting did not mask the differences between the US and South Africa over Russia's war in Ukraine. South Africa has remained neutral on the war.

published on : 9th August 2022

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants North Korea weapons program dismantled 'without delay'

Pompeo's predecessor Rex Tillerson, who advocated widespread cuts to the department, was unceremoniously fired by Trump in March. 

published on : 2nd May 2018

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

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

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

 White House says Secretary of State Tillerson 'continues to lead the State Department'

Secretary Tillerson continues to lead the State Department and the entire cabinet is focused on completing this incredibly successful first year of President Trump's administration.

published on : 30th November 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 in Istanbul amid Turkey-US tensions

After arriving from Ukraine, Tillerson met with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu yesterday and later held talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, officials on both sides said.

published on : 10th July 2017

Modi's US visit to help advance common interest in fighting terror: Rex Tillerson

Secretary Tillerson met with Foreign Secretary Jaishankar yesterday to discuss the US-India relationship and the agenda for Prime Minister Modi's meetings at the White House on June 26.

published on : 24th June 2017

US says Trump did not discuss intel sources, methods with Russians

The statements from National Security Advisor HR McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came after The Washington Post reported that Trump had revealed classified information to the Russians.

published on : 16th May 2017

H-1B visas could be a source of tension in Indo-US ties: Biswal

The former US Assistant Secretary of State is calling for a rational discourse on the topic that could affect the lives of thousands of Indians.     

published on : 12th March 2017