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Tillerson: "Our Nato allies are right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia" (Photo: greatagain.gov)

Trump's foreign policy man talks tough on Russia

Donald Trump's nominee for US secretary of state has indicated that he would take a tough line on Russian aggression in Europe, but did not commit to upholding US sanctions.

Rex Tillerson set out his views on Russia, China, Israel, and climate change in a nine-hour confirmation hearing with senators in Washington on Wednesday (11 January).

The former CEO of US oil giant Exxon Mobil said in his opening statement that he was “clear-eyed” on Russia.

“Russia today poses a dan...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Tillerson: "Our Nato allies are right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia" (Photo: greatagain.gov)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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