Withdrawal of Cuban embassy workers
Last September, Tillerson announced that America would withdraw all “non-emergency personnel” from the U.S. embassy in Havana in response to months of unexplained attacks on American diplomats that reportedly left many with hearing loss and brain damage.
In February, Tillerson completed a major tour of Latin America that involved visits to Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru.
Chinese state media responded to the comments by accusing Tillerson of showing “disdain” towards their country.
During a visit to Saudi Arabia last May, Tillerson and Secretary of Commerce participated in an eye-catching ceremonial “sword dance” that attracted the interest of both local and foreign media.