Rex Tillerson illustrated how the US would continue trying to isolate Assad’s government even as the US objective is “stabilisation.”
“We have to recognise that the threat is growing and that if North Korea does not choose the pathway of engagement, discussion, negotiation then they themselves will trigger an option,” Tillerson said.
Tillerson said he’s not convinced that what he calls the “deliberate attacks” are over.
In a speech in Washington on Tuesday, Tillerson said the United States will be willing to start diplomatic talks with North Korea without preconditions.
China has been furious about the deployment of the U.S.-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea, saying its powerful radar can see far into China.
On America’s relationship with China, he said the administration now have a very active mechanism in which it can put complex issues on the table.
“The partnership between America and the European Union… is based upon shared values, shared objectives for security and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic and we remain committed to that,” Tillerson said.
“The media has been speculating that I fired Rex Tillerson or that he would be leaving soon — FAKE NEWS! He’s not leaving and while we disagree on certain subjects, (I call the final shots) we work well together and America is highly respected again!” Trump tweeted
The New York Times, the first to report the plan, said it was not immediately clear whether President Donald Trump had given final approval to the shakeup.
Tillerson was met late Wednesday at Bucharest’s Henri Coanda Airport by his Romanian counterpart, Teodor Melescanu, an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to visit Myanmar early next week to hold talks with both the civilian and military officials.
More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh following a security crackdown in Rakhine.
Rex Tillerson will travel to Naypyidaw on November 15 to hold talks with senior officials on the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and US support for Myanmar’s democratic transition, the State Department said.
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who also visited Afghanistan and India last week, responded to questions on Pakistan’s co-operation in the fight against terrorism in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s South Asia Policy.
“Once again we’ve seen the evil face of terror in our own borders, but this is a face that knows no borders,” said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.