Rex Tillerson: state department can be cut as we will soon solve global conflicts

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The secretary of state defended the Trump administration’s plan to slash US diplomacy by 31% despite North Korean missile test and Afghanistan escalation

Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that the Trump administration’s proposal to slash the state department and foreign aid budget is in part based on an expectation it will be able to resolve some of the global conflicts that have been absorbing costly diplomatic and humanitarian support.

But in a vivid display of the most urgent diplomatic challenge facing the US, Tillerson was speaking as North Korea carried out a new ballistic missile test – the first since it fired a missile over Japan in mid-September.

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