March 22, 2018, 11:49 am IST
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Trump sacks Tillerson as Secy of State

Trump sacks Tillerson as Secy of State

 Mar 13, 2018

President Donald Trump on Tuesday removed Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State, following months of policy disagreements. 

In a tweet, Trump announced that CIA Director Mike Pompeo will succeed the former Exxon Mobil chief executive and said he would do a "fantastic job." Trump thanked Tillerson for his 14 months of service as the country's top diplomat. 

"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" Trump said. The president also picked deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to run the spy agency. 

"Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!," he said in the tweet. (UNI)

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