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Trump fires Tillerson at State, replacing with CIA's Pompeo

 

March 13, 2018



By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, putting an ardent foe of the Iran nuclear deal in charge of U.S. diplomacy as Trump also dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea.

"We disagreed on things," Trump said of Tillerson just after announcing the firing on Twitter. He mentioned differences over how to handle the Iran-nuclear deal, which Trump wanted to withdraw from. "So we were not really thinking the same."

Though Trump an...



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