Trump's pick for top diplomat takes tough line on Moscow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barraged by questions about Russia, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state promised a far more muscular approach toward the Kremlin on Wednesday, abandoning much of the president-elect's emphasis on improving ties between the Cold War foes.

The surprising shift in tone by Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobil CEO and Russian "Order of Friendship" recipient, reflected the difficulty Trump will have in convincing Democrats and Republicans to broach a broad rapprochement with President Vladimir Putin's government.

[...] he declared that he would have responded by urging Ukraine to send...
5 Published By - National News - 2017.01.11. 20:56
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