US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the departure of his top diplomat Rex Tillerson, to be succeeded by the current CIA chief Mike Pompeo.
A senior US official said the president wanted to reshuffle his team ahead of talks with North Korea.
“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” Trump tweeted.
“Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!” he added.