O The country has lost “one of the most reliable and heard voices in foreign policy”, Bush said in a statement.

The fact that a man like Kissinger, a refugee from Nazi Germany, became head of North American diplomacy “demonstrates his greatness and the greatness of America”, he added.

In the message, the former government official thanked the former head of US diplomacy for his advice and friendship.

The leader of the House of Representatives in the US Congress, Mike Johnson, also praised Kissinger’s legacy in a message on the social network X (formerly Twitter), in which he referred to the former diplomat as “a statesman who dedicated his life to service from United States”.

Senator Lindsey Graham, for his part, highlighted the “remarkable life” of Kissinger, of Jewish origin and who fled Nazi Germany with his family when he was still just a teenager.

Another Republican senator, Tim Scott, who until recently was a Republican pre-candidate for the 2024 presidential elections, stated on the same social network that few have had “such a consequential impact on American foreign policy” as Kissinger.

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, an unavoidable figure in world diplomacy during the Cold War, died this Wednesday at the age of 100, his organization said in a statement.

Kissinger, who dominated the foreign policy of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, “died today at his home in Connecticut,” said consulting firm Kissinger Associates.

The legendary and controversial diplomat remained active until the end of his life, despite his advanced age. In July, at the age of 100, he visited China, where he met with the country’s President, Xi Jinping.

The former diplomat’s opinions on current affairs, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the risks of artificial intelligence, have also been frequently cited in the media.

Kissinger was born on May 27, 1923, in Fürth, Germany, into a Jewish family that moved to New York, fleeing Nazism.

He received the Nobel Peace Prize together with his Vietnamese counterpart Le Duc Thuo for the secret negotiations to end the Vietnam war and normalized diplomatic relations between the United States and China during the presidency of Richard Nixon (1969-1974).

However, Kissinger will also be remembered for his support given to dictatorships such as those in Argentina, between 1976 and 1983, the last years of the Francisco Franco regime, in Spain, and the coup d’état against Salvador Allende, in Chile, in 1973.

He is, to date, the only person in the history of the United States to simultaneously hold the positions of Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.

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