Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discusses President Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. During a press conference in Paris on Friday, Tillerson explained the process of moving the American embassy to Jerusalem will take some time to complete.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Trump has accepted the House speaker’s invitation to deliver the State of the Union address in January. Sanders made the announcement during Thursday’s press briefing after Paul Ryan’s office extended the invitation earlier in the day.
Lawmakers are urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to declare the muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. In a draft letter, 63 House Representatives called on Tillerson to endorse their Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is continuing his efforts to protect Venezuelans here in the U.S. According to reports, Rubio wrote a letter back in March asking then DHS Secretary John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to extend temporary protected status for Venezuelans.
President Trump doubles down on his warning to North Korea saying, “all options are on the table.” In a White House statement Tuesday the president said threatening and destabilizing actions only increase North Korea’s isolation from all nations.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. will continue its peaceful pressure campaign against North Korea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to discuss President Trump’s new Afghan strategy. Tillerson will brief the press from the State Department on Tuesday, where he is expected to continue to praise the President’s “no deadline” approach for the region.