Tillerson: "We strongly support Georgia's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership"

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She added that the European Union "is willing to work closely with the United States on these issues, on the basis of continued United States' implementation of the nuclear deal". He didn't take any questions from reporters but only made a statement saying that the United States remains committed to Europe, offering a public statement of support for European allies anxious about foreign policy under President Donald Trump.

Tillerson said after talks with Mogherini on December 5 that it was important to "hold Iran fully compliant [with the terms of the nuclear deal] but to recognize [that the Iranians] are carrying out destabilizing actions throughout the region".


U.S. President Donald Trump stated last month that Iran was not upholding "the spirit" of the agreement, which forces Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for an easing of worldwide economic sanctions. He's speaking in Brussels, where there is no US ambassador to either Belgium or the European Union. Under the White House plan reported by Reuters and other media last week, Tillerson would be replaced within weeks by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a Trump loyalist and foreign policy hard-liner, under a White House plan to carry out the most significant staff shake-up so far of the Trump administration.

After months of rumors that Tillerson would either quit or be fired, the White House signaled last week it would most likely be the latter - and possibly soon.


Tillerson also said there was no truth in reports that the White House had a plan to fire him and replace him with Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo.

Tillerson says the reports are "laughable" and Trump tweeted it was "fake news". We strongly support the open door policy.


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