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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced he would leave office at the end of the month after learning the news of his dismissal from President Donald Trump's profile on Twitter.
Until March 31, the functions of the American First Diplomat will be performed by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and then by Mike Pompeo, who has so far headed the CIA.
US President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. In his place will be appointed CIA Director Mike Pompeo , Reuters reports.
For the CIA senior position, Trump nominated Gina Haspel, who is Deputy Director of the Intelligence Service. In fact, the news was reported by the president himself on Twitter.
Trump confirmed this on Twitter.
"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!," Trump wrote.
U.S. President Donald Trump ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 13 and will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
FBI, CIA, and US National Security Agency officials have advised Americans not to use the Huawei and ZTE smartphones because they believe they are a security threat.
According to CNN, the heads of the three agencies have expressed their views during the hearings before the Senate Special Intelligence Committee and the House of Representatives of the US Congress.