Trump secretary of state choice to say Russia must be held to account

January 11, 2017 04:13

President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, on Wednesday will voice concerns about Russia's actions on the world stage and say NATO should be alarmed by a resurgent Moscow.

The Trump transition team circulated Tillerson's opening statement to be delivered during his Senate confirmation hearing.

In them, he will explain to some extent why Trump has been in favor of a warmer relationship with Moscow, saying Washington needs an open and frank dialogue with Russia on its ambition in order for the United States to chart its own course.

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