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In NYT op-ed, Tillerson touts first year's accomplishments

Sec. of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Sait Serkan Gurbuz / AP

In a New York Times op-ed published in Thursday's paper, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson touted the U.S. foreign policy initiatives he spearheaded during this first year. He pointed to the new caps on trade the U.N. and allies imposed on North Korea, the rebuilding of diplomatic ties in the Middle East and the country supporting the Ukrainian government amid aggression from pro-Russian separatists.

Why it matters: The country's top diplomat had a very bumpy year.