US Secretary of State

Joe Biden expected to nominate Blinken as secretary of state

Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration and has close ties with Biden.

published on : 23rd November 2020

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

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