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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo cancels speech at Utah security conference

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Ellis Copeland | 14 March, 2018, 11:22

Trump reportedly could not agree with Tillerson on issues such as Iran.

Tillerson had also encouraged Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal and tried to change the president's mind on leaving the Paris climate agreement.

According to the online news platform, Tillerson found out about his sack from the president's this morning, on his return from his African trip, the last stop of which was Nigeria.

Hours after his boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was ousted Steve Goldstein, the under secretary of public affairs at the State Department has been fired by the White House.

Pompeo would need to be confirmed by the Senate. "When you look at the Iran deal, I think it's bad, I guess he thought it's okay".

Some said Washington may take a harder line under Pompeo and the Europeans may be under more pressure to offer concessions, while others suggested his views on the deal have evolved and he may be better placed to influence Trump to keep it.

Pompeo, a former Army officer who represented a Kansas district in the House of Representatives before taking the Central Intelligence Agency job, is seen as a Trump loyalist who has enjoyed a less hostile relationship with career spies than Tillerson had with career diplomats. "No one responsible for torture should be leading a federal agency, period", said Rob Berschinski, senior vice president of Human Rights First.

At the White House, two officials said Trump wanted to have a new team in place ahead of an upcoming meeting with Kim, the North Korean leader.

Trump in recent days has told confidants that he feels emboldened, confident in his decisions to order new global trade on tariffs and to meet with Kim Jong Un and far less willing to put up with disloyalty around him, according to a person who has spoken to the president in recent days but was not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.

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Tillerson joined a long list of senior officials who have either resigned or been fired since Trump took office in January 2017. Gary Cohn recently announced his resignation as director of the National Economic Council. "We got along, actually, quite well but we disagreed on things".

Because of North Korea's nuclear weapons, an American president says he is willing to meet an Orwellian dictator of a small, bankrupt state.

The most important qualification for any secretary of state is the trust of the president.

The White House distanced itself from those remarks, and a few days later, Tillerson himself backed off. In one meeting with national security officials, he is reported to have described the President as a "moron".

Airbus, Royal Dutch Shell and Total also have deals with Iran, which could be affected by a change in USA policy.

"And we commenced the steps to dramatically increase not just the scope, but the effectiveness of the sanctions" he said. US sanctions will resume unless Trump issues fresh "waivers" to suspend them on May 12. A conservative Republican, he has criticized the Iran agreement as well as Muslim immigrants.

Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports was the final straw for the former Wall Street banker.

There are also concerns that Trump's decision will undermine coordination between South Korea and the US.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the House intelligence committee's top Democrat, cited Haspel's "impressive record", but also said she must outline if she would comply with any presidential order bringing back waterboarding and other such techniques.

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