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Tillerson dismisses talk of his departure as 'laughable'

Tillerson dismisses talk of his departure as 'laughable'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday dismissed reports that the White House is weighing a plan under which he would be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo as "laughable."

Trump poised to oust top diplomat Tillerson: NY Times

Trump poised to oust top diplomat Tillerson: NY Times

The White House has a plan to force out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo within weeks, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing': US

Myanmar operation against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing': US

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and said the United States would consider targeted sanctions against those responsible.

Tillerson accused of violating US law on child soldiers

Tillerson accused of violating US law on child soldiers

A group of about a dozen US State Department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters.

US says Zimbabwe people must choose own government

US says Zimbabwe people must choose own government

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the people of Zimbabwe must be allowed to choose their own government through democratic elections, after the military took power.

Saudi graft purge 'raises a few concerns': Tillerson

Saudi graft purge 'raises a few concerns': Tillerson

Speaking to reporters before landing in the Vietnamese city of Danang, Washington's top diplomat said Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption purge was "well intended".

No let-up in fight against terrorism, warns Tillerson

No let-up in fight against terrorism, warns Tillerson

Rex Tillerson spoke as he welcomed Belgium's Foreign Minister Didier Reynders to the State Department, and officials confirmed that a Belgian woman was among those killed in the assault.

US Secretary of State makes surprise visit to Kabul

US Secretary of State makes surprise visit to Kabul

Tillerson is only the second member of Donald Trump's cabinet to visit the war-torn country since the US president's pledge in August to stay the course in America's longest war and send more troops.

Tillerson hails Kuwait's role for resolving Gulf crisis

Tillerson hails Kuwait's role for resolving Gulf crisis

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has praised the role being played by Kuwait "to diplomatically seek a resolution" to the ongoing Gulf crisis, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) yesterday said.

US diplomacy with N. Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops' -Tillerson

US diplomacy with N. Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops' -Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops."

Turkey, US discuss visa crisis in phone talks

Turkey, US discuss visa crisis in phone talks

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke by telephone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and they "discussed the mutual suspensions of visa services", state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test as feud intensifies

Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test as feud intensifies

Having loudly dismissed reports that Tillerson once called him a "moron," Trump showed no sign of letting the controversy go, renewing questions about Tillerson's future as America's top diplomat.