The nation’s top diplomat has to return one day early because of “the demands of work and the need to be in Washington for in-person meetings” on North Korea and tariffs and for testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday on the State Department’s budget, according to Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steven Goldstein. But as he combats the perception that the administration doesn’t care about Africa, Tillerson is departing early to deal with pressing issues back home, where he seemed out of step with his boss on tariffs – which he opposes, but Trump is set to implement – and North Korea – where he urged caution, but Trump agreed to talks.
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Publish date : 2018-03-13 00:07:25