US President Donald Trump has thanked Rex Tillerson for the service and confirmed that CIA Director Mike Pompeo will become a new state secretary.

President Trump tweeted that he was confident that Pompeo would do a “fantastic job” in his new post.

Trump nominated intelligence officer Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo at the CIA. Trump appointed Haspel, a counterterrorism specialist, as the CIA’s deputy director in February 2017.

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