Rex Tillerson

Republican Senator Vows to Block Arms Sales to Gulf Monarchies

Republican Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker said on Monday that he would block the sale of arms to members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) until the current dispute with Qatar was resolved. “All countries in the region need to do more to combat terrorism, but recent disputes among…

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US Completely Unwilling to Cooperate on Syria & Consider Other Interests – Kremlin

Actions of the US in Syria demonstrate a “complete unwillingness” to cooperate and take into account “interests and concerns” of the other actors in the region, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “The US side thus has demonstrated a complete unwillingness to somehow cooperate on Syria and take into account each others’ interests and…

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Rex Tillerson Once Again Mentions “Safe Zones” In Syria

by Brandon Turbeville It’s another day under a new administration and still we hear the rumblings of the plan to create “safe zones” in Syria. However, in characteristic Trump administration fashion, Department of State has yet to specify whether or not the “safe zones” in question will be the traditional “No-Fly Zone” of the Libyan…

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Rick Perry, Trump’s Pick to Head Dept. of Energy, Is a Board Member of the Company Behind the Dakota Pipeline

by Claire Bernish President-Elect Donald Trump has chosen Rick Perry — a sitting board member of the company responsible for constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline — for Secretary of Energy. While corporate media immediately criticized the choice as a troubling — particularly given the former governor of Texas once sought to eliminate the same department…

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