The state Department refused to publish correspondence with Tillerson in Russia
MOSCOW, may 19 — RIA Novosti. The U.S. state Department has refused to publish its official correspondence with Rex Tillerson, which he led in the past, still being the head of the oil company ExxonMobil, on issues related to Russia.
CNN in the framework of the law on the protection of information (FOIA) asked the state Department to provide all documents in negotiations Tillerson and the American foreign Ministry about Russia or the US policy towards Russia.
“After studying the document, we decided that I should fully keep it,” — said in a letter to the state Department, sent in response to the request channel.
Rosneft and ExxonMobil signed a multi-billion dollar contract in 2012, when the post of the head of American oil giant held the current Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
The U.S. Treasury Department on April 21 refused to issue a permit ExxonMobil to work in Russia in the framework of the sanctions regime. It was reported that ExxonMobil has appealed to the Ministry of Finance with a request to make an exception for her and allow her joint drilling with Rosneft in several areas in the Black sea.