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Rex Tillerson's firing leaves US diplomacy in turmoil

Mike Pompeo to succeed, with Gina Haspel replacing him at CIABoth officials to face strong questioning about support for tortureOpinion: Tillerson was hapless, hopeless and tragicDonald Trump sent US diplomacy into fresh turmoil on Tuesday by firing his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson – said to have discovered his fate via Twitter – and promoting two officials condemned by human rights groups for endorsing or overseeing torture. Related: Mike Pompeo: who is Trump's new pick for secretary of state? Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 13 March