Tillerson says no truth to reports that he is being replaced
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday denied that he was leaving his publish to get replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Requested if there was any fact to the a number of studies about him this week, Tillerson informed Reuters: “None.”
“Folks must get higher sources,” he stated in a short interview on the State Division forward of a dinner to have fun the recipients of this yr’s Kennedy Heart Honors awards.
Tillerson stated he hoped to be on the similar reception a yr from now.
“I will be right here so long as I could be efficient and get one thing finished,” he stated. “We’re getting loads finished.”
Senior administration officers on Thursday stated President Donald Trump was mulling a plan to oust the highest U.S. diplomat, whose relationship with the president has been strained by Tillerson’s softer line on North Korea and different coverage variations.
Trump denied the studies on Friday, saying in a tweet that he labored properly with Tillerson and that the diplomat was not going wherever.