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Matthew Lee

Trump fires Tillerson

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, putting an ardent foe of the Iran nuclear deal in charge of U.S. diplomacy as Trump also dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea.

“We disagreed on things,” Trump said of Tillerson just after announcing the firing on Twitter.