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Tillerson ducks questions on whether Putin is ‘war criminal,’ Russia sanctions

Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday ducked several Russia-related questions from Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and other lawmakers, declining to say if he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “war criminal” or whether he backs existing and future sanctions on Moscow.
The former ExxonMobil CEO’s relationship with Putin, whom he has long known, was a major focus of lawmakers from both parties during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Republicans in particular are now reeling from unsubstantiated reports that Russia had gathered salacious, damaging material about President-elect Donald Trump.
Rubio, a hawkish Floridian who lost to …read more

Source: European Voice

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