Rex Tillerson

United States President Donald Trump
Top Republican predicts Trump will nix Iran deal in May

Corker himself is among this majority, seeking a way forward that strengthens the deal while keeping the US in line with its commitments across executive administrations.

The Senate’s duty and the dangerous rise of Mike Pompeo

While Pompeo’s rising star in the White House is easy to understand, it also speaks to deeper issues plaguing the American political psyche.

By DANNY LEFFLER
17/03/2018
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Stop the race

If Iran can enrich uranium now and go even farther in the next decade, why can’t other countries in the Middle East?

Europe sees Trump itching to leave Iran nuclear deal

The E3, Iran and advocates of the nuclear deal in the US saw Tillerson’s firing as a harbinger of Trump’s ultimate withdrawal.

Welcome, Mr. Pompeo

Pompeo is likely to be a more effective secretary of state than Tillerson.

DATE IMPORTED: October 16, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens.
Iran deal imperiled as Trump ousts Secretary Tillerson

The ousted secretary has also advised Trump not to rip up the nuclear accord outright. But his named replacement, CIA director Mike Pompeo, has disagreed.

A combination photo of Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo (L) on May 11, 2017 and U.S.
Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson, taps CIA director Pompeo

Tillerson officially found out about the dismissal via Twitter, according to CNN>

By REUTERS
13/03/2018
Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters are seen near the city of Afrin, Syria
The contest for Afrin province has become dangerous and deadly

It appears now that Tillerson’s Ankara visit on February 16 was the last straw for the leadership in Afrin.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut, February 2018
Israel-Lebanon gas woes overshadow Tillerson visit

The group seeks to 'own' the gas portfolio as yet another casus belli it claims against Israel.

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
ANALYSIS: Tillerson’s ‘good cop’ Mideast tour

He called on Iran to withdraw from Syria and he stressed that the US supported Jordan’s role in the Israel-Palestinian peace process.

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