Finnish FM praises role of Rex Tillerson

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"So we were not thinking the same".

To succeed Pompeo, the USA president nominated Gina Haspel, a controversial career intelligence officer, to head the Central Intelligence Agency - the first woman tapped for the post.

No doubt that was true, one prime example being the agreement to restrict Iran's nuclear efforts. The new secretary of state will pay close attention to the interconnectedness of the North Korean talks and the Iran nuclear deal, but not in the way that Secretary Tillerson appeared to do.

Haspel was selected as the agency's new director after the Republican president fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and chose current CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Tillerson's replacement. One of the suspects was reportedly waterboarded 83 times in one month.

While the message was aimed at Pyongyang, it also helped Tillerson make the case for peace at the White House.

Kelly was given the task of phoning Tillerson, who was in Africa, but the nature of their conversation was up for dispute.

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Two White House officials have said Mr Tillerson was told he was out on Friday, but Mr Goldstein said he "did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't the only member of the the Trump administration departing today: Trump's personal assistant was fired for an "unspecified security issue" this morning, and Tillerson's undersecretary was sacked after contradicting the White House's official account of Tillerson's exit.

"The secretary had every intention of remaining because of the tangible progress made on critical national security issues".

"The relationship between top management and the bulk of the State Department was toxic", said Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, a former senior diplomat and fellow at the Washington Institute, according to The New York Times.

"I didn't discuss it very much with him", Trump said.

The failure to deliver those options is yet another reason Tillerson's tenure at State had to end. Tillerson's firing came after he rightly denounced Russia for its alleged role in the nerve gas attack on a former Russian spy in England. He had been recommended for the post by Condoleezza Rice and James Baker.

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That scenario, Tom Donohue said, would endanger the economic momentum from the GOP tax cuts and Trump's rollback of regulations. The president was surrounded by steel and aluminum workers as he explained his decision at a White House ceremony.

In an illustration of the gulf that has long separated Tillerson and Trump, the White House and the State Department vigorously disagreed about whether Tillerson had even been informed of his firing in advance.

The most recent example is the poisoning of a ex-spy in England, which the United Kingdom accuses Russian Federation of masterminding.

The pair also never developed a particularly warm relationship. He understands Kim Jong Un as somebody who, you know, is a formidable adversary and is not going to be looking to simply disarm.

Another suggested Mr Tillerson may follow the path of former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and go for a stint on Celebrity Big Brother.

Trump announced his decision on Twitter.

Trump said Pompeo "has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernising our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building close ties with our friends and allies in the worldwide intelligence community". He wishes secretary-designate Pompeo well.

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