On Monday, the CNN broadcaster reported, citing sources, that Tillerson was thinking of leaving his post before the end of the year due to a growing frustration with President Donald Trump's administration.
"Undoubtedly, Russia will work with any secretary of state, it is US interior affairs. But if after Tillerson's resignation 'a hawk' is appointed to his post, well, we will have to prepare for a 'cold war'," Dzhabarov said.
The lawmaker added that if Tillerson actually resigns, it will mean Trump's defeat to the Congress. Dzhabarov also noted that Tillerson's resignation was possible, since he, according to the lawmaker, seemed tired with the unpredictable steps of the Trump administration.
"Tillerson was advocating for establishing contacts, dialogue with Russia, was acting consistently. If he decides to leave, Trump will lose a very important person for himself," Dzhabarov said.