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REPORT: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Declines to Host Ramadan Event for State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has actually decreased a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials stated, obviously braking with a bipartisan tradition in location with few exceptions for almost Twenty Years.

“We are still exploring possible options for observance of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. U.S. ambassadors are motivated to commemorate Ramadan through a variety of activities, which are held each year at objectives around the globe.”

Tillerson provided a statement on Friday to mark the start of Ramadan, which he called “a month of respect, kindness, and self-reflection.”

“Most importantly, it is a valued time for friends and family to gather and offer charity to those who are less fortunate,” he said.

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