Tillerson ouster may hasten demise of Iran nuclear deal

2018-03-15 17:22

The Iran nuclear deal was in near terminal condition and on life support even before US President Donald Trump fired former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, but his dismissal this week may hasten its demise.

Trump says top diplomat Tillerson out, names Pompeo as successor

2018-03-13 15:37

US President Donald Trump announced the departure of his top diplomat Rex Tillerson, to be succeeded by the current CIA chief Mike Pompeo.

Tillerson vows US 'full support' for Nigeria in jihadism fight

2018-03-12 19:15

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has slammed last month's mass abduction of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria and promised Washington's "full support" in the country's fight against Boko Haram jihadists.

Russia to face 'consequences' if it meddles again: Tillerson

2018-02-07 12:14

Russia will face consequences if it meddles in the US legislative election this year, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says.

Tillerson warns military action on North Korea unless diplomacy works

2018-01-17 10:22

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is warning that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons it could trigger a military response.

How China and Russia can prevent World War III

2017-11-30 09:03

As the US and North Korea continue along their unnecessary path to war, what can be done to prevent it from happening, asks Robert J. Traydon.

US pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq on united front to counter Iran

2017-10-23 07:08

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is pressing Saudi Arabia and Iraq to form a united front to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East.

Jousting with Trump online, senator calls White House a 'daycare centre'

2017-10-09 07:48

US President Donald Trump and Republican senator Bob Corker engaged in an extraordinarily pointed back-and-forth, with Trump saying the senator lacked "guts" and Corker replying that the White House had become "an adult daycare centre".

Trump says envoy 'wasting his time' talking to North Korea

2017-10-02 13:42

President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programmes.

US embassy in Cuba 'under review'

2017-09-18 05:01

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Washington is considering the possibility of closing its embassy in Havana in the wake of a mysterious "sonic attack" that left several of its staff with brain injuries and hearing loss.


Tillerson's visit to Africa confirms US' policy is all about security

2018-03-13 20:08

The US secretary of state's visit to five African countries didn't have much to offer by way of investments and commerce, writes The Conversation.

Tillerson says Chad could be removed from visa restrictions

2018-03-13 10:30

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he is hopeful that Chad will be able to be removed from the Trump administration's travel restriction list.

Three reasons why Africa should treat US' Tillerson visit with scepticism

2018-03-05 15:04

The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations, writes The Conversation.

Trump letter to African leaders: Tillerson to make 1st visit

2018-01-27 21:12

US President Donald Trump in a new letter to African leaders says he "deeply respects" the people of Africa and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will make an "extended visit" to the continent in March, his first in that role.

Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with North Korea

2017-12-13 21:36

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US.has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

Tillerson says US considers individual sanctions for Myanmar

2017-11-15 17:20

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says US is considering individual sanctions for Myanmar violence against Rohingya Muslims.

Trump's jibe deepens feud with Tillerson

2017-10-11 10:37

President Donald Trump has challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to "compare IQ tests" in a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. Or was it just a joke?

Tillerson didn't call Trump 'moron' - spokesperson

2017-10-05 10:01

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he has never considered leaving the post, amid reports that he called President Donald Trump a "moron".

Tillerson speaks to Suu Kyi about Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar

2017-09-20 11:49

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken by phone with Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi about the Rohingya Muslim refugee crisis, the State Department has said, as international condemnation intensified over the plight of the minority group.

Tillerson: Talks with North Korea may be close

2017-08-23 10:45

The US says talks with North Korea might be possible "in the near future" after Pyongyang reacted to tough new UN sanctions with a level of restraint.

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