UPDATE Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip Amid Pressing Matters in USA
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Chad Monday to show U.S. support for a key counter-terrorism ally furious over its inclusion on the Trump administrationâ€™s visa-ban list.
With the stop, Tillerson became the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to visit Chad. He went straight into a meeting with President Idriss Deby, whom he negotiated with for a major oil contract during his 40-year career with Exxon Mobil Corp.
Tillerson was set to be in the landlocked African country only for a few hours under a compressed timeframe after he cut short his five-nation trip to the continent by a day to deal with North Korea and other pressing matters. He flies to Abuja, Nigeria later Monday.Read More...