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Trump State nominee raises doubts on Colombia peace

President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state nominee says he'd review Colombia's recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a deal that was enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration.

Rex Tillerson's comments came in a written response to questions from members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Colombia has received billions of dollars in U.S. aid to combat drug trafficking and leftist rebels. The Obama administration was a key backer of President Juan Manuel Santos' efforts to end the half-century conflict.

Tillerson says he'd "seek to review the details of Colombia's recent peace agreement, and determine the extent to which the United States should continue to support it."

Tillerson's answers were first published by the website Latin America Goes Global.