New Delhi, March 13: United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday ousted Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and stated that he will be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo. Also Read - India-China Border Fight: US Keeping Close Watch, This is How China Unleashes Aggression, Says Donald Trump
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Trump announced, “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!” Also Read - US Welcomes India’s Decision to Ban 59 Chinese Apps, Mike Pompeo Says it Will Now Boost National Security
Besides that, the US President also announced the appointment of Gina Haspel as the head of Central Intelligence Agency. “Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” he tweeted.
As per the reports of AP, Trump never explained to Tillerson the reason he was fired for, and Tillerson wanted to stay in job. Trump reportedly asked Tillerson to leave the post last Friday.