President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he had removed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, a move likely to end US involvement in the Iran nuclear deal and alter the administration's plans for sanctions on Venezuela's oil sector, analysts said.
Trump named CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a former Republican congressman from Kansas and a harsh critic of the Iran deal, as Tillerson's replacement.
"We disagreed on things," Trump told reporters Tuesday morning. "When you look at the Iran deal, I think it was terrible, I guess [Tillerson] thinks it was OK."
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