WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone on Friday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about efforts to cut back the violence in Syria and transfer to a political answer to the civil struggle, the State Department mentioned in an announcement.
There is a few excellent news in what isn’t taking place. The predicted exodus of employees never got here to be. In truth, just one State official publicly resigned, and that was in protest of Trump’s anticipated gutting of the Constitution, which also hasn’t occurred. January’s tales of senior management quitting en masse turned out to be a handful of Hillary Clinton-period loyalists nudged into retirement.
All had been long-serving profession officials who had been promoted to excessive rank equivalent to political appointees. The appearing state division spokesman, Mark Toner, identified that as political appointees they had been routinely anticipated to submit their resignations. The mass … Read more