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    Washington should use sanctions and aid as tools for advancing its foreign policy, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson said.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States should use economic sanctions and aid as means to advance its foreign policy, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson testified before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

    "Our leadership demands action specifically focused on improving the conditions of people the world over, utilizing both aid and economic sanctions as instruments of foreign policy," Tillerson stated.

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    • landauroj
      No country in the world must use foreing aid. To accept foreing aids is to subordinate the governments to the will of this foreign countries (e.g. USA, UK, France, etc.). Many charity bodies, where people voluntarely contribute, do not know where their money go. Many of these organization to help other countries ask to implement actions to allow to exploit resources (gold, esmeralds, uranium, etc) without concern of the poverty, education, and health. The UN aids group is not an independent body to thrust. Many of these organizations ask to suppress any implication of the government in order to improve the live conditions of its populations.
    • ViTran
      murian foreign policy - 2016, dropped 26,000 bombs and who declared war with ... No country !

      maybe other countrys do same to Murica??
    • arpito
      political whor'es say anything to get confirmed....
    • tobi.gelando
      It seems Tillerson has noting learn from the Obonga government !!!
      Reps or Demc. are the same sh...t !!! I now for a long Time !!!!
    • Marques rouges
      Live : www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgXz8W9tHwo

      I'd bet Tillerson will end like Chuck Hagel, both are professionals, straight shooters, but once they have to face what's going on in DC, they say bad words about the lobby, and are fired !

      Chuck Hagel treated Netanyahu of chicken shit in a private conversation, and was fired the next day !

      Just another proof of who controls Washington.
    • tobi.gelandoin reply tolandauroj(Show commentHide comment)
      landauroj, Very very well said Bravo !!!
    • nonyank
      This is what the US already does....they should lead by setting a positive example and positive deeds rather the Political Bullshit!
    • jas
      Tillerson will be a vast improvement over Kerry or Clinton.
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