Rex Tillerson's exit hurts Iran deal, but not Korea talks

Rex Tillerson's exit hurts Iran deal, but not Korea talks

Rex Tillerson's exit hurts Iran deal, but not Korea talks

Pompeo, now director of the Central Intelligence Agency, is Donald Trump's choice to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, whom the president constantly undermined with critical quotes and tweets.

That Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson stayed together so long is remarkable, so different are they in their approach to foreign affairs.

At the very beginning of his eight-minute speech, Tillerson said that he "received a call from the President of the United States a little after noontime".

After he was sacked by President Donald Trump, Tillerson also said United States efforts to pressure North Korea had worked better than expected and revealed he would pass authority to his deputy at midnight.

The firing comes amid ongoing concerns related to Russian Federation and North Korea, two countries Tillerson cited when he addressed his firing in a statement streamed live on Tuesday afternoon.

When asked point-blank about his reason for dismissing Tillerson, BBC reports that #President Trump attributed it to a lack of "personal chemistry", telling reporters that "We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things".

Trump delivered an ultimatum to the European powers on January 12, saying they must agree to "fix the bad flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" or he would refuse to extend US sanctions relief on Iran that it calls for. He lives in a fantasy world of his own making, a nonstop television show in which he is the only star; he doesn't want people who keep telling him that the real world looks somewhat different or that extravagant gestures might have severe consequences.

But with Pompeo tapped to become secretary of state, some USA officials and analysts worry about what they see as the Republican former congressman's habit of telling Trump what he wants to hear, especially as the administration prepares for an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I hope that that's what he feels tomorrow", the ex-diplomat said in the moments after Tillerson's press conference responding to his ouster.

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I think the first goal was always going to be crucial today, whoever got it, the former Everton chief remarked. Their success and that of their respective teams could be determined by the form of the players around them.

He said he suspects Freeland and her team will now be researching Pompeo's home state of Kansas, looking to find areas of commonality and cooperation - particularly on trade.

Tillerson has had a rocky tenure as the top USA diplomat.

But when Trump fired Tillerson Tuesday, that was also evidence the president was too weak on Russian Federation.

Trump will be relying on a State Department that is undergoing huge cuts.

During his time in the post, he was faced with an extraordinary array of foreign policy challenges, from North Korean nuclear threats to Russian subversion to attacks on USA diplomats in Cuba.

Trump and Tillerson's antagonism was public knowledge among global politicians. However, Goldstein's statement refuted that claim, stating that "the Secretary had every intention of staying, because of critical progress made in national security".

"He established and enjoyed relationships with his counterparts".

"If there are any changes to U.S. foreign policy, obviously that is a matter for the United States, but I'm confident our partnership, working together in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, the work we've done in south-east Asia, as will as the work we will continue to do in relation to North Korea, will continue".

"We wish Secretary-Designate Pompeo well", added Goldstein.

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