US secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson has drawn much criticism from China for his comments about Chinese activities in the South China Sea.
European leaders have expressed concern that Donald Trump's "America First" agenda undermines transatlantic relations. But the US' top diplomat assured his EU and NATO counterparts of Washington's unwavering commitment.
The White House says Rex Tillerson is continuing to lead the State Department, after reports emerged Donald Trump was mulling plans to get rid of him. CIA chief Mike Pompeo is considered his likely replacement.
The US's top diplomat said the scenes of persecution were "just horrific." He has urged the government of Aung San Suu Kyi to permit a credible investigation into what the UN has called "textbook ethnic cleansing."
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused the military of Myanmar of subjecting the country's Rohingya population to "ethnic cleansing." The UN has referred to the events in Myanmar in such terms for two months.
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