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BREAKING NEWS:US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sacked by Donald Trump, a day after visiting Kenya

13th March, 2018

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out.
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo is Trump's pick to replace Tillerson.
  • Gina Haspel, CIA deputy director, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo.

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo.

Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do "a fantastic job".

Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a year ago.

The president also nominated Gina Haspel to become the first woman director of the CIA.

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