President Donald Trump fired the US Secretary of State. UU Rex Tillerson.
Trump announced the change in a message on the social network Twitter on Tuesday morning. The announcement came four hours after Tillerson returned to Washington from a trip to Africa.
Trump said he would nominate Mike Pompeo, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to replace Tillerson. The move comes as the administration prepares for important talks with North Korea.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted. “She will do a fantastic job! Thanks to Rex Tillerson for her service!” Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman elected, congratulations to all! ”
Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.
Speaking this morning, the president said that he and Tillerson “did not agree on things,” including their views on Iran’s nuclear deal.
For months, officials have talked about Trump’s dissatisfaction with Tillerson, although Tillerson insisted he did not plan to leave.