CIA Director Mike Pompeo is set to become the next secretary of state, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday.
Pompeo will replace Rex Tillerson, who has long been at odds with Trump over his approach to various foreign-policy issues, including the Iran nuclear deal.
Pompeo is a Tea Party Republican who regularly defends Trump and shares his aggressive approach to international diplomacy.
Mike Pompeo is leaving his post as the director of the CIA to become the next secretary of state.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump announced Pompeo would replace current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel is expected to be the spy agency’s new chief.
Pompeo could help the State Department recast its image after a rocky 14 months under Tillerson, who dramatically cut department funds and reshaped its management, much to the dismay of longtime American diplomats and foreign-policy experts.
Tillerson’s support for the Iran nuclear deal and his cautious approach to diplomatic affairs, often put him at odds with Trump.
“We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things,” Trump said of Tillerson following Tuesday’s announcement. “When you look at the Iran deal, I thought it was terrible. He thought …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics