US Secretary of State Tillerson says he is 'not going anywhere'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exits a brief media availability before his meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at the State Department, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson exits a brief media availability before his meeting with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani at the State Department, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he was "not going anywhere," denying news reports that he was considering leaving his post.

"I'm not going anywhere," Tillerson told reporters at the State Department. Asked how long he would stay on, Tillerson turned and smiled, saying, "As long as the president lets me."

Asked about his relationship with President Donald Trump, Tillerson said simply, "Good."