Tiller­son de­clines

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

US Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son has de­clined a re­quest to host an event to mark Is­lam’s holy month of Ra­madan, ap­par­ently break­ing a bi­par­ti­san tra­di­tion in place for nearly 20 years. Tiller­son turned down a re­quest from the State Depart­ment’s Of­fice of Re­li­gion and Global Af­fairs to host an Eid al-Fitr re­cep­tion as part of Ra­madan cel­e­bra­tions, sug­gests there are no plans for any high-pro­file Ra­madan func­tion at the State Depart­ment.

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