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Trump fires Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State, nominates CIA Chief

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President Donald Trump has fired his top Diplomat, Rex Tillerson as the United State Secretary of State less than a day after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari as part of his five nation’s tour across some African nations.

Also President Donald Trump has nominated Mike Pompeo,Director of Central Intelligence Agency as replacement .

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” the U.S. 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!” as read on theU.S President’s twitter handle

Mr. Tillerson was in Nigeria as part of his first official visit to Africa.

During the visit, he spoke about the U.S. assistance to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and the possibility of Nigeria securing loans from the U.S.

The U.S President is said to have had a bumpy relationship with Mr Tillerson to the extent that the American President agreed to meet with North Korean leader without the knowledge of his administration’s chief diplomat.

Mr. Trump while addressing journalists on Tuesday said he made the decision to sack Mr. Tillerson alone.

However,he said Mr. Tillerson shared different views with him on some key global issues such as the Iran nuclear deal.

Mr. Trump wants to cancel the Iran deal which saw Iran abandon its nuclear ambition so as to get several sanctions lifted. Other partners to deal, such as the EU, however, want the Iran deal to remain.

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