U.S. 'failures' emboldened Russia - Trump's pick Tillerson

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In particular, the former ExxonMobil CEO referred to "thwarting radical Islam" by "defeating ISIS [Islamic State/IS]".

"All of these to me are quite encouraging", Coons said. "We have to recommit-this is in the statements I keep making about renewing and committing that we are going to meet our obligations to Israel as our most important strategic partner in the region". Has his military "violated the rules of war?" Marco Rubio are setting the wrong tone by calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a "war criminal".

"Do you believe that Vladimir Putin and his cronies are responsible for ordering the murder of countless dissident journalists and political opponents?"

"It doesn't mean we can't affect them and affect them to change and in fact, over the many, many years that I've been traveling to the Kingdom, well the pace has been slow, slower than any of us wish", Tillerson added.

However, his comments stopped short of a full-throated endorsement of the Paris Agreement and he later said he expected the Trump administration to carry out a full review of existing United States funding towards worldwide and climate change initiatives, such as the UN Green Climate Fund. "These people are dead". The committee, comprised of 10 Democrats and 11 Republicans, has yet to offer a recommendation on Tillerson's nomination.

Then Kaine said, "Let me ask you, do you lack the knowledge to answer my question or are you refusing to answer my question?" "I'm not in a position to make that determination".

"Our NATO allies are right to be alarmed at a resurgent Russia", Tillerson, 64, will say before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, according to his prepared remarks.

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Asked if he had a "contingency plan" to deal, Tillerson said.

The former CEO of Exxon Mobil warns that "Russia today poses a danger", but urges an "open and frank dialogue".

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.), who is also chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asked Tillerson if he would promise that the United States would not send any money to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, which sends funds to poorer countries that are often more reliant on coal power.

A litany of foreign policy issues were addressed during the hearing, including Cuba.

Rubio says Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar Assad and bombing in Aleppo should not make it hard to say that Putin is responsible for war crimes.

Tillerson's answers could also raise concerns among two other Republican senators and outspoken Kremlin foes: John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of SC.

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