Russian Officials and Analysts Think Tillerson as Secretary of State Could End Sanctions

Russian Officials and Analysts Think Tillerson as Secretary of State Could End SanctionsRussian officials and foreign policy analysts seem to see Donald Trump’s selection of Rex Tillerson, the chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, to be the next secretary of state as a welcome surprise. Some are hailing it as chance to put an end to U.S. sanctions on Russia. While Russian officials have been more measured in their praise, many foreign policy analysts in the country, including those close to the Kremlin, have responded to the Tillerson pick as a sign that Trump is planning a major reset of Russian-U.S. relations, which have fallen to post–Cold War lows.

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