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Their Final Disagreement: How Trump Fired Tillerson

The Atlantic 787 sources

The White House’s timeline of when the secretary of state was told differs from the State Department’s.

Trump fires Tillerson: president swings axe after series of policy clashes

The Guardian

President tweets secretary of state is out and announces CIA director Mike Pompeo will become top diplomat

Rex Tillerson's firing leaves US diplomacy in turmoil

The Guardian / US

Rex Tillerson learned of his firing as secretary of state via a tweet from the president. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images. Donald Trump sent US diplomacy into fresh turmoil on Tuesday by firing his secretary of state, Rex…

Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

BBC / News

Mr Tillerson is said to be "unaware of the reason", but Mr Trump says it came down to "chemistry".

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson and Will Replace Him With C.I.A. Chief Pompeo

Rex W. Tillerson, a former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, had been among President Trump’s most well-regarded cabinet choices. He is replaced by Mike Pompeo, currently the C.I.A. director.

Trump replaces axed Tillerson with Mike Pompeo, Iran hawk from the CIA

The Times / Life

President Trump stunned Washington yesterday by abruptly firing his secretary of state, thereby removing his top foreign policy adviser as his White House barrels towards an array of national security challenges. Mr Trump said that his…

Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning

BBC.com

The secretary of state fired by Mr Trump warns of Russia's "troubling behaviour" as a parting shot.

Trump fires Rex Tillerson, picks CIA Director Pompeo as secretary of State

CNBC

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out, ending a tumultuous tenure as America's top diplomat.

Trump abruptly ousts Tillerson as secretary of State, replaces him with CIA chief

After 14 months of private tensions and public disputes, President Trump on Tuesday ousted his beleagured secretary of State, replacing Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo in a major shake-up of his national security and foreign…

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Trump pick Bolton to drive hardline agenda against Venezuela

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Mar 18

Trump Death of Iran's Nuclear Deal Could Set Oil Bulls ...

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Mar 17

Tillerson was reportedly on the toilet when he got canned

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His career really went down the toilet. Outgoing secretary of state Rex Tillerson was reportedly sitting on the loo when the White House chief of staff called to deliver the bad news. Tillerson, who was on a trip to Africa, was suffering…

Mar 15

Diplomats put hope in Mike Pompeo as Rex Tillerson departs

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Mar 14

UPDATE 4-Tokyo bids farewell to "trustworthy" Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

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TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of "frank, trustworthy" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North…

Mar 14

After Tillerson, embattled VA secretary could be next

The president is considering Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace Veterans Affairs chief David J. Shulkin.

Mar 14

Asian shares tumble after Tillerson exit, Wall Street drop

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares fell Wednesday, taking their cue from a dip on Wall Street after the abrupt departure of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Concern over tariff hikes announced by President Donald Trump was weighing on…

Mar 13

Op-Ed Contributor: Where Does Mike Pompeo Stand on the Issues? Too Close to Trump

Here’s how on issue after issue, the new secretary of state is too similar to the president.

Mar 13

Fears grow for future of Iran nuclear deal in wake of Tillerson's removal

Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said: 'Mr Trump has made habit of being unpredictable and thus unreliable for anybody to engage with.' Photograph: T Mughal/EPA. The abrupt dismissal of Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state…

Mar 13

Rex Tillerson's firing leaves US diplomacy in turmoil

Rex Tillerson learned of his firing as secretary of state via a tweet from the president. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images. Donald Trump sent US diplomacy into fresh turmoil on Tuesday by firing his secretary of state, Rex…

Mar 13

Tillerson, in first comments since firing, praises State Department staff and announces his departure at end of March

President Trump said he had been considering removing Rex Tillerson for “a long time” because they disagreed in key areas of foreign policy, such as the Iran nuclear deal, the approach to North Korea and the tone of U.S. diplomacy.

Mar 13

Trump abruptly ousts Tillerson as secretary of State, replaces him with CIA chief

After 14 months of private tensions and public disputes, President Trump on Tuesday ousted his beleagured secretary of State, replacing Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo in a major shake-up of his national security and foreign…

Mar 13

Tillerson is put out of his misery

The Post reports: President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate negotiations with North Korea, White…

Mar 13

Tillerson: Russia ‘an irresponsible force of instability in the world’

KyivPost open event

The United States is siding with the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is likely responsible for the poisoning in England of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter using a military-grade nerve agent. U.S.…

Mar 9

Trump secures a diplomatic coup with North Korea — for now

Even pessimists said President Trump’s hard line against Pyongyang — after decades of less forceful U.S. effort — played a major role in bringing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table. But questions came fast and furious…

Mar 8

U.S.' Tillerson says African countries should weigh Chinese loans carefully

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should weigh Chinese loans carefully, while adding that Washington was not trying to keep Chinese investment away from the continent.

Mar 4

McMaster caught in the middle as Mattis and Tillerson maneuver to constrain Trump on national security issues

As President Trump appears to lurch from crisis to crisis on the world stage, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have quietly maneuvered to constrain an impulsive commander in chief, the latest sign of a…