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Rex W Tillerson said: "I have a lot of confidence in my ability to create the conditions for successful negotiations between two very disparate parties," "But I'm not the only guy working on this. Others are working on this as well" External link

click2houstonWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:33:00 AM CET

Heather Nauert said: "the secretary does not use that type of language" External link

chinadailyTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:35:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "It was a different mindset, a different thinking. We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things. " External link

newshubTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:24:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: "We're a long ways from negotiations," External link

nzheraldTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:08:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: “I felt like, look, I just need to get back,” External link

enterprisenewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:18:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson added: "nothing is possible without allies and partners" External link

seattlepiTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:27:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: “It’s not going to be anything that happens right away,” External link

kgwTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:12:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): “I have gotten to know Mike very well over the past 14 months, and I am confident he is the right person for the job at this critical juncture,” “He will continue our program of restoring America’s standing in the world, strengthening our alliances, confronting our adversaries, and seeking the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. His experience in the military, Congress, and as leader of the CIA have prepared him well for his new role and I urge his swift confirmation” External link

newsday-USATuesday, March 13, 2018 2:40:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): “I actually got on well with Rex,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:57:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein said: “I spoke for the secretary of state. That was part of my role as the undersecretary” External link

WashingtonPostWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:21:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: “I’m offended on their behalf when people say somehow we don’t have a State Department that functions,” “I can tell you it’s functioning very well from my perspective” External link

wqadTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:18:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo saying: “We are always on the same wave length. I have total confidence in him” External link

dhakatribuneWednesday, March 14, 2018 8:55:00 AM CET

Donald Trump told: "We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things," External link

gulf-timesTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:59:00 PM CET

Benjamin Cardin said: "He represented a stable view with regard to the implementation of diplomacy in North Korea, Iran and other places in the world," External link

gulf-timesTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:59:00 PM CET

Josh Lederman said: “Trump did not fire him because he wanted him to be like John Kerry . Trump fired him because he tried to push Trump to do things that he didn’t want to do,” External link

ABCnewsWednesday, March 14, 2018 6:39:00 AM CET

Steve Goldstein said: “The Secretary had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security” External link

wivbTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:03:00 PM CET

James F Jeffrey said: “The relationship between top management and the bulk of the State Department was toxic,” External link

charlotteobserverTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:52:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein said: “The Secretary did not speak to the President this morning and is unaware of the reason, but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve, and still believes strongly that public service is a noble calling and not to be regretted,” External link

cnbcTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:23:00 PM CET

Michael Morell said: "She provides advice based on facts and analysis of facts ... She is calm under fire. She appreciates the work of all CIA officers – analysts, scientists, and support specialists, as much as she appreciates operations officers," External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:36:00 PM CET

Dan Mahaffee said: "Tillerson had been a voice for avoiding a trade war ... (the Tillerson firing) makes it much easier to have an 'America First' approach in the truest sense of what was heard on the campaign trail, as Trump is removing a moderate, pragmatic voice from his cabinet," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:48:00 AM CET

Donald Trump told: “I'm really at a point where we're getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want,” External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:26:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said: "I will leave how these discussions proceed to the president of the United States," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:49:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: “I’m not gonna deal with that petty stuff,” External link

newsday-USATuesday, March 13, 2018 3:28:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “I think Rex will be much happier now But I really appreciate his service. But with Mike we’ve had a very good chemistry right from the beginning,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:57:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said (about Donald Trump): “President Trump’s foreign policy goals break the mold of what people traditionally think of what is achievable,” External link

thegrioTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:31:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: "I'm not going to dignify the question," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:37:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things," "When you look at the Iran deal: I think it's terrible, I guess he thinks it was OK. I wanted to break it or do something, and he felt a little bit differently" External link

reuters-afWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:09:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson said (about John Sullivan): “Effective at the end of the day, I’m delegating all responsibilities of the office of the secretary to deputy secretary of state (John) Sullivan,” “My commission as secretary of state will terminate at midnight March 31st” External link

lahtWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:31:00 AM CET

Steve Goldstein said: "The secretary had every intention of staying because of the critical progress made in national security," "He will miss his colleagues at the Department of State and the foreign ministers he has worked with throughout the world" External link

abcactionnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:52:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said: “Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the U.S. Army, and graduated with Honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle," he added. READ ALSO: I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and for this opportunity to serve as Secretary of State,” External link

tukoTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:38:00 PM CET

Darrell West said (about Donald Trump): "That is consistent with Trump's overall perspective and geo-political concerns regarding Iran's role ... There likely will be close attention to Iran with the new leadership," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:48:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): "As far as Rex Tillerson is concerned, I very much appreciate his commitment and his service. He's a good man," "We got along quite well but we disagreed on things," External link

ABCnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:48:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson says: “He will continue our program of restoring America’s standing in the world, strengthening our alliances, confronting our adversaries, and seeking the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” External link

africatimeTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:25:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said: "His leadership has made America safer, and I look forward to representing him and the American people to the rest of the world to further America's prosperity," External link

suntimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:21:00 PM CET

Gina Haspel said (about Donald Trump): "If confirmed, I look forward to providing President Trump the outstanding intelligence support he has grown to expect during his first year in office," External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:51:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "I've gotten along well with Mike Pompeo, and frankly get along well with Rex," External link

newschannel5Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:09:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein said: "The secretary had every intention of remaining because of the tangible progress made on critical national security issues," External link

haberler-enWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:10:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): "I want to thank Rex Tillerson for his service. " External link

RTERadioTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:52:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Gina Haspel): "Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" External link

voanewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:31:00 PM CET

Ron Wyden said: "Her nomination must include total transparency about this background, which I called for more than a year ago when she was appointed deputy director," External link

wcncTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:02:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "I think it's fake news," External link

diariodelwebTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:07:00 PM CET

James Jatras said: "My fear is that Mr. Pompeo’s taking over the State Department will be actually more effective in running the department than Tillerson was and will move it further in direction of a standard Republic deep state policy that will be hostile to everything that Donald Trump ran for during the campaign," “I think it is a very dangerous and negative development,” External link

presstvTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:18:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "His experience in the military, Congress, and as leader of the CIA have prepared him well for his new role and I urge his swift confirmation," External link

newson6Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:27:00 PM CET

Donald Trump added (about Rex W Tillerson): “Save your energy Rex, we´ll do what has to be done!” External link

thenews-pkWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:10:00 AM CET

Ivanka Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): "We were not really thinking the same," "With Mike Pompeo, we have a similar thought process" External link

news4jaxTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:27:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein said: “The secretary did not speak to the president, and is unaware of the reason,” External link

actionnewsjaxTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:16:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “When you look at the Iran deal, I think it’s terrible,” External link

timesofisraelTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:34:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: "What is most important is to ensure an orderly and smooth transition during a time that the country continues to face significant policy and national security challenges," External link

rediffWednesday, March 14, 2018 8:18:00 AM CET

Donald Trump told: “We were not really thinking the same,” External link

lahtWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:31:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson answered: "I've made my own comments as to our values" "We do not honour, nor do we promote or accept, hate speech in any form," External link

watodayWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:06:00 AM CET

Donald Trump added: "Gina Haspel, the Deputy Director of the CIA, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo and she will be the CIA's first-ever female director, a historic milestone. Mike and Gina have worked together for more than a year, and have developed a great mutual respect," External link

pravdareportTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:07:00 PM CET

Bob Corker said (about Rex W Tillerson): "I think Secretary Tillerson's beginning goal was to stay a year, and he did that," External link

cbs12Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:58:00 PM CET

Charles Schumer said: "If he's confirmed, we hope that Mr Pompeo will turn over a new leaf and will start toughening up our policies towards Russia and Putin" External link

irishexaminerTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:12:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): "With Mike, Mike Pompeo, we have a very similar thought process. I think it's going to go very well," External link

mid-dayWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:48:00 AM CET

Darrell West said: "The president will have greater leeway to follow his own instincts on foreign policy and he will be less restrained in taking actions," External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:48:00 AM CET

Jim Awad said (about Mike Pompeo): “Pompeo is known to be a real hawk on trade and foreign policy,” External link

thedailyheraldWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:14:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): "Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time. We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things," "We were not really thinking the same" External link

piratefmWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:06:00 AM CET

Mike Pompeo said (about Gina Haspel): “Gina is an exemplary intelligence officer and a devoted patriot who brings more than 30 years of Agency experience to the job. She is also a proven leader with an uncanny ability to get things done and to inspire those around her,” “We are fortunate that someone of her intellect, skill, and experience will be our Deputy Director. I know she will do an outstanding job, and I look forward to working with her closely in the years ahead” External link

alarabiya-enTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:41:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said: "This is a level of discussion, the president is going to drive this effort, this negotiation, but it will take a team to build out the picture," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:37:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State," "As Director of the CIA, Mike has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernizing our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building close ties with our friends and allies in the international intelligence community. I have gotten to know Mike very well over the past 14 months, and I am confident he is the right person for the job at this critical juncture" External link

koreatimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:45:00 PM CET

R Nicholas Burns said: “The biggest problem for Secretary Tillerson is that the president has not been supportive of him at key junctures,” External link

WashingtonPostWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:50:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: "Let's just meet we can talk about the weather if you want," External link

beaumontenterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018 6:10:00 AM CET

Rex Wayne Tillerson told: “I think the president was clear this entire effort was intended to put pressure on the Taliban, to have the Taliban understand that you will not win a battlefield victory,” External link

gulfnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:56:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “Our troops will fight to win,” External link

kremTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:59:00 PM CET

Ron Wyden said: “Ms. Haspel's background makes her unsuitable to serve as CIA director,” “If Ms. Haspel seeks to serve at the highest levels of U.S. intelligence, the government can no longer cover up disturbing facts from her past” External link

wcncTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:02:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): "I actually got along well with Rex but really it was a different mindset. It was a different thinking," External link

thehillTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:35:00 PM CET

Josh Lederman said: “The biggest change will be to Iran policy. That’s where you really see the biggest gulf between the general approach of Tillerson and the general approach of Pompeo,” External link

ABCnewsWednesday, March 14, 2018 6:39:00 AM CET

Dexter Filkins written: “It appears that the debate about torture in the President’s mind, if there ever was one, is over,” External link

tribuneTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:37:00 PM CET

Henry Barkey told: “He thought leaving offices empty was a sign of good governance and reduction of excess,” External link

thenationalWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:49:00 AM CET

Michael Hayden said: "I am sure that she will be for Director Pompeo what Steve Kappes was for me --- a trusted friend, lieutenant and guide to the sometimes opaque corridors of American espionage," External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:36:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "We are always on the same wavelength," External link

missoulianTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:17:00 PM CET

Benjamin Gedan said: "chasm between the White House and State throughout Secretary Tillerson's tenure, and it was clear to insiders and foreign governments as well," External link

beaumontenterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:29:00 AM CET

James Jatras said: "I think this is a very negative development to replace Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo. Tillerson was very strong in retaining the nuclear deal with Iran and I think he was more inclined to dump that," External link

presstvTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:18:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson added: “I’ll now return to private life,” External link

actionnewsjaxTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:16:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said (about Donald Trump): "I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as Director of the CIA and for this opportunity to serve as Secretary of State," External link

buffalonewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:28:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "With Mike Pompeo, we have a similar thought process," "I actually got on well with Rex but it was a different mindset" External link

xinhuanet_enWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:48:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: “When you look at the Iran deal, I thought it was terrible, he thought it was okay,” “So we were not really thinking the same” External link

thenews-pkWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:10:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: "Working with allies, we exceeded the expectations of almost everyone with the DPRK maximum pressure campaign," External link

clickondetroitTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:32:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told (about Rex W Tillerson): “I wish Rex a lot of good things,” External link

suntimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:47:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told: "I made the decision by myself," External link

standardmediaTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:46:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told: “I’ve gotten to know a lot of people really well over the last year,” External link

israelnationalnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:58:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein said: “Serving as the Under Secretary of State has been the honor of a lifetime,” External link

nydailynewsWednesday, March 14, 2018 7:57:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: “A great deal has been accomplished over the last fourteen months, and I wish him and his family well,” External link

africatimeTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:25:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “When you look at the Iran deal,” External link

bostonglobeTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:11:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “We got along actually quite well, but we disagreed on things,” “When you look at the Iran deal, I think it’s terrible. I guess he felt it was okay? So we were not really thinking the same” External link

lahtWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:31:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson explained: "The next night I got another call at 2:30 that woke me up. I can't say. And so I was up most of that night. And that was Friday night," External link

voanewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:07:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: “I’ll now return to private life, as a private citizen, as a proud American, proud of the opportunity I’ve had to serve my country,” External link

lahtWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:31:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: "Much work remains to respond to the troubling behavior and actions on the part of the Russian government," "Russia must assess carefully as to how its actions are in the best interest of the Russian people, and of the world more broadly. Continuing on their current trajectory is likely to lead to greater isolation on their part a situation which is not in anyone's interest" External link

wsfaWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:20:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: "I think the President was clear this entire effort was intended to put pressure on the Taliban, to have the Taliban understand that you will not win a battlefield victory," External link

gulfnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:56:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: “I got the call a little before 2:30 [a.m.] on Thursday night about the decision and had a conversation with the president and then I was on the phone the rest of the night,” External link

voanewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:07:00 PM CET

Donald Trump wrote (about Rex W Tillerson): "I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man," External link

france24-enTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:48:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein added: "He established and enjoyed relationships with his counterparts. He will miss his colleagues at the Department of State and enjoyed working together with the Department of Defense in an uncommonly robust relationship," External link

africatimeTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:25:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): "I am confident (Pompeo) is the right person for the job at this critical juncture," External link

wusa9Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:29:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: "We have full confidence in the UK's investigation and its assessment that Russia was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack," External link

click2houstonWednesday, March 14, 2018 10:33:00 AM CET

Josh Lederman said (about Donald Trump): “The fact that this was imminent, that he was going to step off his airplane after jetting across Africa on Trump’s behalf for a week, within four hours be fired by tweet, was something that we had no sense of,” External link

ABCnewsWednesday, March 14, 2018 6:39:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: “I’ve been up most nights on the telephone. I think I had 4 hours of sleep in 72 hours because of a lot of what’s going on,” External link

voanewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:07:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “I’ve worked with Mike Pompeo now for quite some time. Tremendous energy, tremendous intellect. We’re always on the same wavelength. The relationship has been very good and that’s what I need as secretary of state,” “I think Mike Pompeo will be a truly great secretary of state. I have total confidence in him” External link

suntimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:49:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): "With Mike Pompeo, we have a similar thought process," External link

kswoWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:12:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: "We're always on the same wavelength," "The relationship has been very good and that's what I need as secretary of state" External link

cbs12Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:58:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: "I received a call today from the president of the United States a little after noontime from Air Force One," External link

CBSnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:37:00 PM CET

Donald Trump added (about Rex W Tillerson): “Finally, I want to thank Rex Tillerson for his service. A great deal has been accomplished over the last 14 months, and I wish him and his family well” External link

thedailybeastTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:52:00 PM CET

Derek Chollet said (about Rex W Tillerson): "There's been a Tillerson death watch since the spring," External link

dailysabahTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:12:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: “The president said he is open to finding those conditions where we can remain engaged with others on what we all agree is still a challenging issue,” External link

usaTodayTuesday, March 13, 2018 10:09:00 PM CET

Ivanka Trump said: "I think Rex will be much happier now," External link

wkbwTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:35:00 PM CET

Gina Haspel said (about Donald Trump): “I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me, to be nominated to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency,” External link

firstcoastnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:42:00 PM CET

Donald Trump wrote (about Mike Pompeo): "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! " External link

deutschewelle-haTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:17:00 PM CET

Richard Haass wrote (about Rex W Tillerson): “Rex Tillerson has been dealt a bad hand by the Potus & has played it badly,” External link

charlotteobserverTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:52:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "We got along actually quite well but we disagreed on things," "When you look at the Iran deal, I thought it was terrible, he thought it was okay. I wanted to either break it or do something, he felt a little differently. So we were not really thinking the same" External link

africatimeTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:25:00 PM CET

Steve Goldstein told: "This has been the honor of a lifetime and I am grateful to the president and the secretary for this opportunity. I look forward to getting some rest," External link

globalsecurityWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:47:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: “I think Mike Pompeo will be a truly great secretary of State—I have total confidence in him. As far as Rex Tillerson is concerned I very much appreciate his commitment and his service, and I wish him well, he’s a good man” External link

thedailybeastTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:52:00 PM CET

Gina Haspel said (about Mike Pompeo): “After thirty years as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, it has been my honor to serve as its Deputy Director alongside Mike Pompeo for the past year,” External link

politicoTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:23:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “I wanted to either break it or do something, and he felt a little bit differently,” “We were really not thinking the same” External link

voanewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:38:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “He’s not a war hero,” External link

bostonglobeTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:11:00 PM CET

Barbara Stephenson wrote: "There is simply no denying the warning signs that point to mounting threats to our institution -- and to the global leadership that depends on us," External link

news4jaxTuesday, March 13, 2018 11:27:00 PM CET

James Mattis said (about Mike Pompeo): “Pompeo is known to be a real hawk on trade and foreign policy,” External link

khaleejtimesWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:22:00 AM CET

James Clapper said: “It speaks well of him for picking a seasoned veteran of the agency who is widely and deeply respected by the workforce as well as those outside the agency,” External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:36:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: "He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" External link

enterprisenewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:18:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "I think Rex will be much happier. But I really appreciate his service," "Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time we got along actually quite well - but we disagreed on things" External link

click2houstonWednesday, March 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM CET

Jeanne Shaheen said: “America’s diplomatic power is being weakened internally as complex global crises are growing externally” External link

TorontoStarTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:46:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said (about Mike Pompeo): "I've worked with Mike Pompeo now for quite some time. Tremendous energy, tremendous intellect. We're always on the same wavelength. The relationship has been very good and that's what I need as secretary of State," External link

suntimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:49:00 PM CET

Benjamin Gedan said: "I don't think most members of the State Department will shed a tear for Secretary Tillerson, who was seen as hostile to his own workforce and dismissive of diplomacy," External link

beaumontenterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:29:00 AM CET

Rex W Tillerson told (about Vladimir Putin): “The President opened the meeting with President Putin by raising the concerns of the American people regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election,” External link

foxnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:58:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): "I am proud to nominate the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new secretary of state," External link

kiro7Wednesday, March 14, 2018 4:42:00 AM CET

Mike Pompeo said: “Instead of responding, silence has made these Islamic leaders across America potentially complicit in these acts, and more importantly still, in those that may well follow,” External link

aljazeera-enTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:45:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told (about Rex W Tillerson): “He’s here. Rex is here,” External link

news-yahooTuesday, March 13, 2018 9:35:00 PM CET

Michael McFaul added (about Mike Pompeo): "So Mr. Pompeo will face some major challenges if he is confirmed just on North Korea alone," External link

beaumontenterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:29:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: "has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernizing our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building close ties with our friends and allies in the international intelligence community," External link

theepochtimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:07:00 PM CET

Richard Blumenthal asserted: "The churn and turnover and constant reshuffling undo credibility and trust in American foreign policy as well as the leadership of this nation," "And it isn't just one position or one person involved, it is the entire government that seems to be in constant churn" External link

cbs12Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:58:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: “Much work remains to respond to the troubling behavior and actions on the part of the Russian government,” External link

actionnewsjaxTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:16:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: “What is most important is to insure an orderly and smooth transition,” External link

actionnewsjaxTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:16:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "I am proud to nominate the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Pompeo, to be our new Secretary of State," "Mike graduated first in his class at West Point, served with distinction in the US Army, and graduated with Honors from Harvard Law School. He went on to serve in the US House of Representatives with a proven record of working across the aisle" External link

tukoTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:38:00 PM CET

Benjamin Gedan said: "not clear how big a setback it is for international relations. It's US policy that has challenged those more than Tillerson's actions," External link

beaumontenterpriseWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:29:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: “It was different mindset. It was a different thinking,” External link

tribuneonlinengTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:16:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson said: "We represent the American people, their commitment to freedom and to equal treatment to people the world over, and that message has never changed," External link

diariodelwebTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:07:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “We’ve had a very good chemistry right from the beginning,” External link

WashingtonPostWednesday, March 14, 2018 6:25:00 AM CET

Mike Pompeo said: “If confirmed, I look forward to guiding the world’s finest diplomatic corps in formulating and executing the President’s foreign policy,” “In my time as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, I have worked alongside many remarkable Foreign Service officers and Department of State leaders serving here in the United States and on the very edge of freedom” External link

thehillTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:35:00 PM CET

Christopher Anders said: “She was up to her eyeballs in torture: both in running a secret torture prison in Thailand, and carrying out an order to cover up torture crimes by destroying videotapes,” “One man held at the secret prison she ran was waterboarded 83 times, slammed against walls, sleep deprived, and locked in a coffin-like box. After she was promoted to a position back at CIA headquarters, she worked to destroy evidence of the torture crimes committed at the prison she ran” External link

wcncTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:02:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said (about Mike Pompeo): "I have gotten to know Mike very well over the past 14 months, and I am confident he is the right person for the job at this critical juncture. " External link

piratefmWednesday, March 14, 2018 4:06:00 AM CET

Sarah Huckabee Sanders told: “Secretary Tillerson is still there during a transition period,” External link

ABCnewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:48:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told (about Rex W Tillerson): “Rex and I have been talking about this for a long time,” External link

WashingtonPostWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:21:00 AM CET

Steve Goldstein said: "The Secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason (for his firing), but he is grateful for the opportunity to serve," External link

globalsecurityWednesday, March 14, 2018 3:47:00 AM CET

Steve Goldstein said: “He found out that he was terminated today,” External link

WashingtonPostWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:21:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: “This guy never gets a good story about him,” External link

WashingtonPostWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:21:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said: "I very much appreciate his (Tillerson's) commitment and his service and I wish him well. He's a good man," "I actually got along well with Rex but really it was a different mindset, a different thinking" External link

ecnsWednesday, March 14, 2018 1:46:00 AM CET

Donald Trump said (about Rex W Tillerson): "I think Rex will be much happier now," External link

fox35orlandoWednesday, March 14, 2018 5:26:00 AM CET

Mike Pompeo said: "He will do a fantastic job!" External link

fox13memphisTuesday, March 13, 2018 6:07:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told: "The Secretary had every intention of staying, because of critical progress made in national security. He will miss his colleagues at the Department of State and the foreign ministers he's worked with throughout the world. The Secretary did not speak to the president and is unaware of the reason. " External link

newschannel5Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:09:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “Mike and Gina have worked together for more than a year, and have developed a great mutual respect,” External link

risingkashmirTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:37:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "a great deal has been accomplished over the last 14 months" External link

aljazeera-enTuesday, March 13, 2018 2:45:00 PM CET

Rex W Tillerson told: “My commitment to the success of the president and the country is as strong as it was the day I accepted his offer to serve as secretary of state,” External link

business-standardTuesday, March 13, 2018 8:11:00 PM CET

Mike Pompeo said: “I am deeply grateful to President Trump for permitting me to serve as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and for this opportunity to serve as secretary of state,” “His leadership has made America safer and I look forward to representing him and the American people to the rest of the world to further America’s prosperity” External link

guardianTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:52:00 PM CET

Donald Trump added: “I very much appreciate his commitment and his service. … He’s a good man” External link

suntimesTuesday, March 13, 2018 3:49:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!” External link

enterprisenewsTuesday, March 13, 2018 4:18:00 PM CET

Donald Trump told: "We disagreed on things ... the Iran deal," External link

newstalkzbTuesday, March 13, 2018 7:41:00 PM CET

Donald Trump said: "continue our programme of restoring America's standing in the world, strengthening our alliances, confronting our adversaries, and seeking the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" External link

africatimeTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:25:00 PM CET

Michael Roth said (about Rex W Tillerson): "The dismissal of Rex Tillerson does not make anything better," External link

tribuneonlinengTuesday, March 13, 2018 5:16:00 PM CET

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