Just two weeks ago, Trump urged Gulf leaders to work together to fight terrorism.
Since 1999, Republican and Democratic secretaries of state have nearly always hosted an event marking Islam's holy month at the State Department.
The rogue state has been working hard to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of striking the U.S. mainland.
The U.S. secretary of state stood up the head of the African Union last month, suggesting Africa is strategically unimportant for Trump's administration.
The former Secretary of State was critical of the current administration's approach to authoritarian leaders.
Former diplomats and foreign policy experts tell Newsweek that Rex Tillerson's big changes are eroding America's power on the global stage.
As the U.S. launches a review of its Tehran policy, Tillerson accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilize countries in the Middle East.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson found himself in the same place as his predecessor, trying to prod Moscow on Syria. And to no avail.
Though the U.S. secretary of state is visiting Russia, relations have become strained over Moscow and Washington's actions in Syria.
Moscow called tough U.S. talk and action on the Syrian regime "flexing muscles" and "baring teeth."
The U.S. has said it will not attend Moscow-led peace talks scheduled for Friday.
The U.S. Secretary of State faces a tough negotiation in his Moscow visit after accusations of Russian complicity in Syrian chemical attacks.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Qatar are to present a united front against Assad.
McMaster said the missile strike against Syria was to meant to send a "strong political message to Assad," saying the White House was "prepared to do more."
Secretary of State says Moscow failed to live up to a chemical weapons agreement.
Despite the U.S. strike against Assad, Trump's Syria policy remains unclear.
Last month, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said after talks in Beijing with Rex Tillerson that the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is between the United States and North Korea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the U.S. was no longer interested in pursuing regime change in Syria.