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Why is the US against Kurdish independence?

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-06 00:03
“The vote and the results lack legitimacy,” U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared, referring to recent events in Kurdistan. Similar remarks were made by the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad, Douglas A. Silliman, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s specia ...

Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in The Independent. Iraqi Kurds have decided to proceed with a referendum on independence despite a US request to postpone the vote. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

Tillerson: Turkey continue to limit rights of religious minorities

Waar Media - 2017-08-16 15:00
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday slammed Turkey for continuing to limit the human rights of members of some religious minority groups. Delivering remarks on the release of the State Department’s 2016 Annual Report on Internation ...

Tillerson and Barzani discuss referendum, ties on phone

KurdPress - 2017-08-12 12:04
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, saying he preferred the referendum in the region be postponed, the Kurdistan Region’s Presidency (KRP) stated. ...

Barzani, US State Secretary Discuss Referendum, Ties

BAS News - 2017-08-11 17:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US State Secretary Rex Tillerson discussed during a phone conversation on Thursday the latest political developments including an imminent referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. According to a press ...

Kurdistan Presidency denies recent phone calls between Barzani, Tillerson

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: In a statement on Saturday, the spokesman of the Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) Omid Sabah denied any phone call had recently taken place between the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani and the US Secretary of State Rex Tiller ...

Spokesperson denies Barzani, Tillerson talked on phone

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The Kurdistan Region’s Presidency (KRP), Umed Sabah, said that there has been no phone call between Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. ...

No Phone Conversation Held Between Barzani, US Secretary of State: KRP

BAS News - 2017-08-05 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have not held a phone conversation in the past few days, said a spokesperson for the Kurdistan Region Presidency on Saturday. The statement is in response to severa ...

U.S. foreign minister phones Barzani and Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has phoned Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in two separate days, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-IS coalition Brett McGurk stated. ...

Tillerson: US-Russia relations may deteriorate further

Waar Media - 2017-08-02 10:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian-US relations are at their historic low and may deteriorate further, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. “As I indicated in my first trip to Moscow in meetings at the Kremlin with President Putin, following those m ...

Rex Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar crisis

Waar Media - 2017-07-13 21:25
WAAR-DUHOK: US secretary of state Rex Tillerson on Thursday wrapped up a four-day mission to the Gulf with little sign of progress in resolving the diplomatic crisis pitting Saudi Arabia and its allies against Qatar. Tillerson met Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tam ...

U.S., Qatar sign MOU on combatting terrorism, financing

Waar Media - 2017-07-12 13:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States and Qatar signed an agreement on combatting terrorism and its financing during a visit to Doha by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his senior adviser R.C. Hammond told reporters. “Qatar and the United States have signe ...

U.S. and Turkey starting to mend relations: Tillerson

KurdPress - 2017-07-11 13:41
The Trump administration is starting to repair ties with NATO ally Turkey, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, without acknowledging Washington still pursued some policies that have been the focus of tension. ...

Tillerson heads to Kuwait to help resolve GCC crisis

Waar Media - 2017-07-10 11:52
WAAR-DUHOK: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to arrive in Kuwait on Monday to help seek a resolution to the crisis between Qatar and four Arab states. Tillerson will “meet with senior Kuwait officials to discuss the ongoing efforts to reso ...

Rex Tillerson to visit Turkey next week

KurdPress - 2017-07-06 14:20
U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson will travel to Turkey next week to meet senior officials and discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues, the State Department said Wednesday. ...

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss Syrian crisis

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 12:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian settlement, including issues of strengthening the ceasefire in that country, was in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Russian foreign ministr ...

US gets tough on Palestinian terrorism

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 13, 2017. (Photo: AP) ...

U.S. is against Kurdish independence referendum: Tillerson tells Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-25 10:37
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated, in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, on his country’s position against a Kurdistan Region’s independence planned referendum, a statement from Abadi's media office said on ...

US Plans Removing Iraq From List of Worst Child Soldier Offences

BAS News - 2017-06-24 23:22
SOFIA — US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, plans to remove Iraq and Myanmar from the US list of the world's worst offenders in the use of child soldiers, disregarding previous recommendations by the State Department experts and other officials. The pl ...

The Trump Administration Has A New Plan For Dealing With Russia

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: As the White House fends off accusations of collusion with Russia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken it upon himself to guide the Trump administration’s thinking on dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former Texas oilm ...

US lawmakers to probe Tillerson on Russia

Waar Media - 2017-06-13 11:07
WAAR-DUHOK: US lawmakers will grill Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about President Donald Trump’s unpopular budget, conflicting messages about foreign affairs and links between the administration and Russia, including his own ties, at congressional hea ...

Trump’s ‘been clear to me’ to try to rebuild Russia ties: Tillerson

Waar Media - 2017-06-06 11:33
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. President Donald Trump told his top diplomat that the dispute over probes into links between his inner circle and Russia should not undermine U.S. efforts to rebuild relations with Moscow, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday ...

US Secretary of State Ensures Barzani of Continued Support

BAS News - 2017-05-31 22:35
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday ensured Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani of his country’s continued support for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces who have been playing a crucial role in the war against Islamic State (IS), Bar ...

McGurk has full support, backing, US state department spokesperson says

Waar Media - 2017-05-21 15:53
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement that McGurk “has the full support and backing” of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the White House, and that he had done “tremendous work” so far to coordinate the coalition ...

Lavrov to hold meeting with Tillerson in Washington on Wednesday

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 22:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on Wednesday, May 10, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. “The talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are scheduled for M ...

U.S. considers restoring Pyongyang to terror sponsor list: Tillerson

Reuters - 2017-04-19 23:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program, including whether Pyongyang should have been removed from a U.S. list of stat ...

U.S.-Russia relations at another low after Syria attacks

Reuters - 2017-04-13 00:59
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday trust had eroded between the United States and Russia under President Donald Trump as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off o ...

White House accuses Russia of deflecting blame on Syria attack

Reuters - 2017-04-12 00:23
WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to shield Syria's leader from blame for a deadly poison gas attack last week, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought a Western message to Moscow condemning its s ...

Tillerson faces tough talks in Moscow amid increased tensions

Reuters - 2017-04-10 18:01
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by a missile attack on a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to e ...

Tillerson: Syria strike a message to others, including North Korea

Reuters - 2017-04-10 04:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military strikes against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons are a warning to other nations, including North Korea, that "a response is likely" if they pose a danger, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sun ...

What kind of success did Turkey achieve in Syria? / Murat Yetkin

KurdPress - 2017-04-03 01:49
Hours before U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s arrival in Ankara on the evening of March 29, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on NTV that Turkey’s “Euphrates Shield” operation on Syria soil had been completed. ...

Tillerson says US, Turkey face ‘difficult options’ for Syria

Waar Media - 2017-03-30 17:21
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States and Turkey must make “difficult decisions” about how to fight the Islamic State group in Syria. Tillerson is speaking in Ankara after meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Ca ...

Turkish PM receives US secretary of state

Waar Media - 2017-03-30 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in the capital Ankara to discuss regional issues on Thursday, according to a source at the Prime Ministry. Yildirim and Tillerson spoke about ongoing effor ...

Turkey to discuss Syria, Gulen with U.S.'s Tillerson: foreign minister

Reuters - 2017-03-29 10:03
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will discuss Syria and the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed for a failed coup last July, with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson when he visits Ankara this week, Turkey's foreign minister said ...

Tillerson will not meet Turkey opposition in Ankara visit this week

Reuters - 2017-03-28 02:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip Erdogan will focus on the war in Syria, senior U.S. officials said ...

US-led Coalition Gathering to Discuss End of IS

BAS News - 2017-03-23 00:46
LEEDS — Diplomats from all 68 member states of the international US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria met on Wednesday in the capital of the United States, Washington. US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, welcomed ...

Tillerson puts military action ‘on the table’ over North Korea

Roji Kurd - 2017-03-18 00:00
US military action against nuclear-armed Pyongyang is an “option on the table,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after visiting the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two Koreas. Diplomacy has failed, he warned. The US’ “strategic patience” with nuclear ...

U.S. policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over: Tillerson

Reuters - 2017-03-17 11:37
SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. policy of strategic patience with North Korea has ended, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in South Korea on Friday, adding that military action would be "on the table" if North Korea elevated the threat level. ...

U.S. Secretary Tillerson meets with Iraq’s oil minister in Washington

E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
WASHINGTON,— U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi at the State Department on Friday. Al-Luaibi did not comment on questions from reporters about U.S. oil investment in Iraq. “Mr. Minister, are there plans to ...

U.S. to host 68-nation meeting on countering Islamic State: official

Reuters - 2017-03-09 17:46
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will host a 68-nation meeting in Washington this month to discuss the next moves by the coalition fighting Islamic State, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday. ...

EU top diplomat discusses Russia, Iran nuclear deal with Tillerson

Reuters - 2017-02-10 00:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In their first meeting, the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke "at length" about terrorism, Russia, the Iran nuclear deal and Ukraine, the EU said in a statement. ...

Tillerson and the Kurds

House of Kurds - 2016-12-17 06:25
Donald Trump recently nominated CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, to be the next Secretary of State. Many critics of Trump have brought up concerns about Tillerson’s associations with Russia and his inexperience as a diplomat. While these are certainly wo ...

Trump names Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

Waar Media - 2016-12-14 15:45
Waar, Duhok: President-Elect Donald Trump has formally announced Rex Tillerson, Exxon-Mobil CEO as his nomination to serve as secretary of state. “I have chosen one of the truly great business leaders of the world, Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon ...

Exxon Mobil CEO set to be Trump secretary of state pick – reports

Waar Media - 2016-12-11 19:47
Waar, Duhok: US President-Elect Donald Trump is moving closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, following two private meetings between Trump and Tillerson. That’s according to several people who have spoken with Trump and ...
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