Trump chooses Tillerson as US Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump has announced the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, 64, as his choice for US secretary of state. He praised Tillerson in a statement Tuesday as among the "most accomplished business leaders and international dealmakers" in the world. Tillerson’s lack of diplomatic experience and reputedly good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin are noted as shortcomings by critics, including some Republicans. The nomination is subject to Senate approval.

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