US President Donald Trump officially fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.
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.
US President Donald Trump said there was a "good chance" of securing the release of Americans held as prisoners in North Korea. CIA Director Mike Pompeo also raised the issue during his secret talks with Kim Jong Un.
During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency as quickly as possible.
Apologies, economics and security are expected to be on the menu during Rex Tillerson’s trip. The visit comes shortly after reported derogatory comments by US President Donald Trump caused an outcry across Africa.
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