“Their leaders have received a lot, while the people have received little”.
Murphy cited the Philippines as an example and stressed that human rights violations in the country have been widely reported by the embassy and the president. Similar answer on Saudi Arabia and a similar answer with respect to the war crimes perpetuated by the Russians inside Syria.
Tillerson, the Secretary of State Nominee, blamed Russia’s aggression toward Ukraine since 2014 on an “absence of American leadership” and said the United States should have taken stronger actions to deter Moscow. Where important differences remain, we should be steadfast in defending the interests of America and her allies.
“First of all, I believe Vladimir Putin is a war criminal and I think all the evidence points in that direction”.
Mr Tillerson would not be drawn by senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez who pressed him over whether Russian Federation and Mr Putin should be considered guilty of war crimes. I’m going to act on factual information. Because people brag about things that they may or may not have done.
It’s not just Tillerson’s role in funding denial that makes him unfit to be secretary of state.
“I’m not asking you on behalf of ExxonMobil”. I am sure there is a body of record in the classified realm.
At the same time, Tillerson came off not so much as cautious as unprepared, and he explicitly rejected Rubio’s premise. I’m not disputing your conclusion.
Have you heard the news? We hacked into their system all the time.
But Tillerson also added that if such a registry were used as a tool for vetting, it would probably extend to other groups. But hopes of continued U.S. involvement in the historic agreement have been tempered by Trump’s decision to appoint a number of high profile climate sceptics to his transition team.
Tillerson faces grilling from U.S. lawmakers for his nomination to become the next U.S. Secretary of State, the nation’s top diplomat.
Tillerson also compared the failures in Iraq to the failures in Libya.
Udall also questioned the nominee about how he would treat State Department employees working on climate change policy.
“The threat of cyber attacks is a broad issue which is coming from many, many corners of the world”, Tillerson replied.
MURPHY: But in this case, which motives are you referring to, that were commendable? The question, however, is whether the United States should lead.
Lifting sanctions on Russian Federation could also mean billions of dollars in deals for Tillerson’s former company, Exxon-an opportunity that creates a “very blurry line between his interests as an oilman and his role as America’s leading diplomat”, notes the New York Times.
Democrats raised concerns about Tillerson’s response on Russian sanctions, arguing it could send a risky message to adversaries.
Marco Rubio grilled Rex Tillerson about his view on the anti-drug campaign launched by President Rodrigo Duterte and the allegations that thousands of Filipino drug suspects were killed by police and vigilantes.