Rex Tillerson sacking a 'negative development' for Africa
Rex Tillerson sacking a 'negative development' for Africa
Rex Tillerson has been fired after 14 months in the job
14 March, 2018, 11:21
Tillerson was reportedly not given specific advance notice of his termination, and he said that he received a call from the president around noon, three hours after the tweet.
US President Donald Trump'sdecision to tap a hard-liner as his new secretary of state ahead of a historic US-North Korea summit hints at serious intentions for the talks, and the intention to tighten his grip over North Korea policy, experts say.
He pointedly declined to thank Trump personally or praise him, as he has done on previous occasions, but emphasided his strong relationship with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Just hours later, Goldstein himself was sacked.
On Tuesday afternoon, Trump mentioned the Iran deal when asked by reporters about the high-level shakeup: "When you look at the Iran deal, I think it's awful; I guess [Tillerson] thought it was OK".
Evans Revere, a former senior US diplomat who dealt with North Korea under President George W. Bush, said Trump's move sends "a bad signal about the role of diplomacy". There may even be small benefit from Pompeo as the Secretary of State, and not only because he has the president's confidence.
"The secretary did not speak to the president this morning and is unaware of the reason" for his dismissal, said Steve Goldstein, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, in a statement Tuesday before he himself was dismissed.
The White House disputed Goldstein's account, saying that Trump asked Tillerson to step aside Friday without mentioning the exact timing of the removal.
Photo Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, testifying on Capitol Hill in February. "He will do a fantastic job!"
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Haspel would become the first woman to head the Central Intelligence Agency, after serving as deputy director since February 2017. The comedian said that Tillerson's ouster and the resignation of Trump's economic advisor Gary Cohn hopefully mark the "end of this myth that serious people can rein in Donald Trump".
Hours later, Mr Goldstein was sacked, apparently for contradicting the White House version of events. And the president is said to have locked horns with Chief of Staff John Kelly, who is trying to impose greater discipline in the White House.
Trump and Tillerson, who was an unconventional pick with no diplomatic or political experience before he was appointed as secretary of state just over a year ago, have diverged on policy numerous times, including over North Korea and Russian Federation.
In December, Tillerson had offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a US demand that Pyongyang must accept that any negotiations would be about giving up its nuclear arsenal.
But this is the Trump White House, where controversy is never far away.
Foreign Minister Taro Kono had been planning a trip to the United States later this week to hold talks with Tillerson about the latest developments in North Korea. Trump contradicted Tillerson's efforts a day later.
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The Summit is hosted by the Health Ministry along with World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership. He further said that front-line TB physicians and workers can make a most important contribution in this course.
Carlos Conde, a researcher with the group Human Right Watch said that the petition to the court was basically a hit list . Duterte previously said not in a million years would the ICC have jurisdiction over him.
The general index for the month of January 2018 stood at 132.3, thus registering a 7.5 percent growth as compared to January 2017. It is set to increase by just 0.2% for both headline and core, which should keep the core year over year pace unchanged at 1.8%.
Radford also held Blackbirds' leading scorer Joel Hernandez to eight points, 12 below his season averaged of 20 ppg. Radford shot the ball well at 47.5% which was an easy victor versus the 38% accuracy of the Blackbirds.
The US-E3 talks dominated Trump's conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House last week. Trump has frequently railed against the agreement, which he called the "worst deal ever negotiated".
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Iraq PM lifts flight ban to Kurdish region's airports
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Dinner boost to Opposition unity
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Trump floats the idea of a U.S. military "Space Force"
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Federer wins, 'weird' loss for Djokovic
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Packers, DE Wilkerson agree to terms
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