[Breaking] Trump says top diplomat Tillerson out, names Pompeo successor

By AFP

Published : Mar 13, 2018 - 21:59
Updated : Mar 13, 2018 - 22:04

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the departure of his top diplomat Rex Tillerson, to be succeeded by the current CIA chief Mike Pompeo.


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (Yonhap)


"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State.

He will do a fantastic job!" Trump tweeted.


"Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!" he added.


The US president announced the appointment of Gina Haspel to head the Central Intelligence Agency -- the first woman tapped for the post. (AFP)

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