BREAKING: US State Secretary Tillerson replaced

Rex Tillerson has lost his job as US secretary of state, according to a post on Twitter by US President Donald Trump.

Trump tweeted that CIA director Mike Pompeo would be taking over the post.

Trump also thanked Tillerson for his service and said Pompeo would do “a fantastic job”.

Tillerson was US secretary of state for a little over a year.

Trump also named Gina Haspel to take over for Pompeo at the CIA, noting she would be the agency’s first woman director.

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!

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