{FD} Tillerson’s Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he’ll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran.

{FD} Trump dismisses talking to North Korea as wasted time

President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, raising speculation about whether Trump could be undermining efforts to maintain channels of communication or somehow bolstering the diplomat’s hand in possible future talks.