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Trump’s new secretary of state has a big conflict of interest on Russian sanctions

There’s plenty to say about Donald Trump tapping Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. But one eyebrow-raising angle here is that Exxon has potentially billions of dollars at stake in one of the biggest foreign policy decisions Trump will consider over the next few years — whether to maintain sanctions on Russia.
Exxon, the world’s largest oil company, has long had its eye on Russia’s vast oil and gas deposits. Between 2011 and 2013, Exxon signed a series of deals with the Russian state-owned oil giant Rosneft to explore the Black Sea, develop shale resources in …read more

Source: Vox

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