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    Trump Congratulates New US State Secretary Tillerson

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    US President Donald Trump congratulated on Thursday Rex Tillerson who was sworn in as the new US secretary of state.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Tillerson was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, in a 56-43 vote, with Republicans backing his nomination and most of Democrats opposing it.

    ​Trump congratulated Tillerson "on this incredible honor" during a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.

    In December 2016, Trump announced that he had chosen Tillerson, who previously served as the CEO of Exxon Mobil, to lead the US Department of State.


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