Tillerson To Travel To Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia: State Dept

Tillerson To Travel To Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia: State Dept

Tillerson also reiterated that the United States seeks neither a "regime change" nor "collapse of the regime" in the DPRK.

"We are not your enemy.but you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond", said Tillerson here at a press conference.

Tillerson added that the USA hopes that "at some point", North Korea will understand and sit down for a dialogue.

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The money is earmarked for the State Department, but Tillerson hasn't submitted a request for the funds, reported Politico. He expressed concern about Iran's regional ambitions, unrest in Venezuela and war in Ukraine.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States would continue to focus on areas of mutual interest with Russian Federation, such as defeating terrorism, despite "considerable stress" in ties and a new sanctions bill adopted by Congress in July. "We were clear that we didn't think that was going to be helpful to our efforts, but that's the decision they made".

In an interview with VGTRK host Vladimir Solovyov, President Vladimir Putin said as many as 755 United States diplomats are to leave Russian Federation. "And it just did".


The assistant secretary for Western Hemisphere, covering Latin America and Canada, could play an outsized role in US foreign policy given the Donald Trump administration's fixation on immigration issues from Latin America, trade deals with its closest neighbors, and the unraveling crisis in Venezuela. "He knows the area well, he knows Russian Federation well", Tillerson said. "Does it make our lives more hard?" The ban, which includes potential exceptions for journalists and humanitarian workers, will take effect on September 1 and expires one year later unless extended by Tillerson.

"Do we want to tear it up and walk away?" he said.

Tillerson has argued that the deal is flawed but should be maintained, at least for now, because the alternative is worse.

When Trump signed the bill on Wednesday, he said it was "seriously flawed" because "it encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate" and "strike good deals for the American people".

Revealed the U.S.is looking at options to entice Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to leave power peacefully.

Tillerson also defended a broad reorganization of the State Department that he has undertaken. The money has already been allocated to the State Department. Hundreds of senior positions are unfilled, and some of his positions have been rebutted by the White House or a presidential tweet. But Tillerson sounded resolute Tuesday, describing his relationship with Trump as "very open".

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