It's been little more than a year since he took charge of the US foreign intelligence service, the CIA. Now Mike Pompeo is taking over as secretary of state from Rex Tillerson who has been unceremoniously sacked via Twitter.
The US Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. The former CIA director had no time to settle, heading immediately to a NATO summit in Brussels.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo will become the next US secretary of state, after President Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson following a series of public policy rifts on North Korea, Russia and Iran.
Mike Pompeo is set to lead the State Department as the US navigates a series of stormy foreign policy issues. Will the CIA director and hawkish former Republican congressman be the hard-line diplomat Donald Trump seeks?
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has offered to work with European leaders to negotiate a new Iran nuclear deal after the US exited the accord. However, the threat of penalties for European firms in Iran remains.
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