He also assured other nations with territory lying within the Arctic Circle that the U.S. was taking time to understand their concerns on the matter.
“In the United States we are currently reviewing several important policies, including how the Trump administration will approach the issue of climate change,” Tillerson told fellow members of the Arctic Council, meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska.
“We are appreciative that each of you has an important point of view, and you should know that we are taking the time to understand your concerns,” he said.
“We’re not going to rush to make a decision,” he said. “We’re going to work to make the right decision for the United States. The Arctic Council will continue to be an important platform as we deliberate on these issues.”
For the past two years the U.S. has held the rotating chairmanship of the Arctic Council, whose other seven members are Canada, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. Finland will now assume the chair.Read more at CNSNews