White House did inform Rex Tillerson about Donald Trump's firing decision beforehand

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Pompeo advocated taking a hardline with North Korea, and replacing Tillerson with the Central Intelligence Agency director "would mean that the U.S.is willing to show a strong message that it's possible to take a military action without any tolerance if North Korea becomes deceptive once again or tries to buy time during negotiations", Kim said. Trump tweeted, "He will do a fantastic job!".

Rex Tillerson was poorly cast as secretary of state.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Wednesday he backed Trump's acceptance of an apparently surprise invitation to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with whom the president has feuded throughout the past year.

US Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein, however, had said on Tuesday that Tillerson "is unaware of the reason" for him being dismissed. It was as if to say, "Look, I don't just say I grab women by the pussy. We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things", he said. "I'm perplexed by the nomination of people who love the Iraq war so much that they would advocate for a war with Iran next". "I think the debate over whether or not America is a country in favor of torture or not is an important one". Unlike Pompeo, she hasn't been through a confirmation process and the thorough vetting it involves.

"If they get out of this agreement; the European Union is not going to get out of it; they are going to stay with the deal and so what's going to happen here is you're going to break up North Atlantic Treaty Organisation", he added.

Brennan in 2013 named her deputy director of National Clandestine Service, but she was denied a permanent promotion in the face of congressional opposition. That was perhaps the ousted secretary of state's biggest failing; his business background that included being chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, one of the world's biggest corporations, did not prepare him for the political reality of Washington and certainly not Trump's combustible character.

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The article said that Tillerson was an obstacle to attempts by the White House to take tougher measures against Tehran. He disregarded American principles by playing down human rights, and he proved ineffective as a negotiator - whether with USA allies such as the Persian Gulf states or adversaries such as Russian Federation.

Nevertheless, Trump announced in January that he would no long renew a sanctions waiver on Iran - effectively ending United States participation in it - and gave U.S. and European negotiators a 120-day deadline to implement changes to beef up the deal. Currently, both sides are working on a solution that may include a demand to end Iran's ballistic missile testing, allow nuclear inspectors to Iran's military sites and end sunset clauses in the deal. From a U.S. perspective, his successor, Mike Pompeo, might well do better.

In the past, Pompeo's positions on Israel have reflected an appreciation for the Jewish state's role in maintaining stability in the Middle East.

As a candidate, Trump criticized Democrat Hillary Clinton's support for the Iraq War and pledged to stop dragging the US into foreign conflicts. Unfortunately, the record of the State Department under Tillerson did not reflect the spirit of the White House and its policies with regard to several crucial matters, most importantly that of Iran.

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