The U.S. Senate approved the candidacy Tillerson to the post of Secretary of state

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Nominated by the President of the United States Donald trump is the candidate for the post of Secretary Rex Tillerson confirmed in office. The corresponding decision by the majority of votes adopted the Senate of the US Congress, reports Reuters.

According to the Agency, the roll-call vote, the Republicans supported Tillerson, while nearly all Democrats opposed. In the Senate, as well as in the house of representatives, now the majority belongs to the Republicans.

Trump has nominated the former head of Exxon Mobil Tillerson to the post of head of the Department of state on December 13.

11 January, when the Senate Committee on foreign Affairs of the United States considered candidates Tillerson, he stressed that it considers illegal annexation of Crimea to Russia. According to him, the administration trump recognizes the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia only if the development satisfies the Ukraine agreement.

Earlier it was reported that their positions in the state Department to leave the U.S. assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland and a number of high-ranking diplomats. In addition to Nuland, the resignation of under Secretary for the administrative part of Patrick Kennedy, assistant Secretary Joyce Barr and Michelle bond and the chief of the office of foreign missions, gentry Smith.

After the resignation of Secretary of state John Kerry as head of the office was performed by his former Deputy, Thomas Shannon.