Tillerson urges Iraq, Kurds to resolve conflict through dialogue

By Jonathan Landay and Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, Oct 23 : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan region on Monday to resolve their conflict over Kurdish self-determination and disputed territories through dialogue. Tillerson made the call at the start of a meeting in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider […]

Tillerson pays flying visit to Afghanistan to discuss US strategy

By Jonathan Landay BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Oct 23 : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday discussed with Afghan leaders the U.S. strategy for ending America’s longest war, in a brief, unreported visit that underscored the challenge of quelling the country’s insurgency. Tillerson spent almost three hours in a heavily guarded building in […]

Go home, Tillerson tells Iranian-backed militias in Iraq

By Stephen Kalin and Jonathan Landay RIYADH/DOHA, Oct 22 : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday it was time for Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers who helped Iraq defeat Islamic State to “go home”, after a rare joint meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The United States is […]