Washington [US], Mar. 13 (ANI): US President Donald Trump revealed that he on Tuesday fired US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson because the two disagreed on issues such as dealing with North Korea and Iran Nuclear deal.
The President's decision comes as he prepares for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
While leaving for California, Trump told reporters that Tillerson "had a different mindset. I think Rex is much happier now".
Trump also praised Pompeo for "tremendous energy, tremendous intellect" and explained Tillerson and I "were not really thinking the same" on issues.
The President said he "really didn't discuss it very much with [Rex], honestly".
"I made that decision by myself," the President said.
He also said: "Gina Haspel would be the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!"
The President in a statement also urged Pompeo's "swift confirmation" and said his experience in US military, Congress, and the CIA have prepared him well for his new role.(ANI)