Mattis announced plans to resign in a candid resignation letter to Trump that laid bare the growing divide between them, and implicitly criticized President Trump's disregard for America's closest allies.
"There is a history of unexpected threats emerging from unexpected places, as we learned from Afghanistan. It is in both our national security interest and in line with our values to help fragile states."
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump replaced US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo. In his new pick for secretary, Trump someone who agrees with him on major foreign policy issues.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a "sustained cessation" of weapons testing to allow the two countries to hold talks about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.
Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday the United States was “ready to talk anytime North Korea would like to talk," backing away from a key US demand that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal.
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