The US President commented on personnel changes in the leadership of the state Department.
The resignation of Rex Tillerson with the Secretary of state of the United States is connected with disagreements in foreign policy matters that arose between him and the President of the United States Donald trump, reports Rus.Media.
About this trump said during a conversation with journalists, which was broadcast live on American online online C-SPAN.
Trump has said that he discussed with Tillerson his resignation – including in the context of disagreement between the President and the Secretary of state for the nuclear deal with Iran.
“Rex and I discussed this for a long time. We got along pretty well, but we had differences. When you look at the Iran agreement, I think it’s terrible. I think he thought it was good. I wanted or break it, or to do something, he thought a little differently,” explained trump.
Earlier, the President of the United States has repeatedly criticized and intends to cancel the nuclear agreement with Iran. Tillerson, in turn, spoke in support of an existing agreement.
“Therefore, we do not think alike. Mike Pompeo we have a very similar thinking process,” said trump, commenting on the proposal of the candidature to the head of the CIA Mike Pompeo for the position of Secretary of state.
The President stated on good relations with at the moment is the former head of the CIA Mike Pompeo, with whom trump, he said, has been working for a long time. We will note, after Pompeo U.S. intelligence for the first time will be headed by a woman – Gina Haspel.
“We (with Mike Pompeo – Ed.) always have the same position. The relationship was very good, and that’s what I need from the Secretary of state. I wish Rex Tillerson best,” said trump.
“I think that Mike Pompeo is really a wonderful Secretary of state. I have full confidence in him,” said trump, noting that he appreciated the dedication Tillerson work.
Recall that in November last year, the New York Times wrote that the White house has developed a plan under which the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson will be forced to resign. Rumors about the possible resignation Tillerson appeared in July 2017.
This exemption Tillerson has hit the dollar, and market analysts started talking about “chaos in the White house.”