Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - File photo
CAIRO – 31 July 2017: The Trump Administration still has not designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” as it was expected to do, according to the US Clarion organization report issued on Friday.
“Designation falls under the purview of Secretary of State Tillerson, who has chosen the Muslim Brotherhood and its backers in Qatar and Turkey over their Arab rivals,” Clarion said.
Tillerson recently signaled his opposition to designating the Muslim Brotherhood in mid-June. He only has negative things to say about the idea, Clarion added.
Tillerson justified his call by saying that the Brotherhood’s political parties have representatives in governments like those in Bahrain and Turkey, according to Clarion.
"If it were such a problem, Bahrain itself would not have banned the Brotherhood and the U.S. would not be dealing with the Lebanese government that has Hezbollah in it, which is designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.", Calrion said, dismissing Tillerson's stance.