March 13, 2018

Tillerson's departure imperils Iran deal, shifts path on Venezuela oil sanctions: analysts

Featuring Elizabeth Rosenberg

Source: Platts

Journalists Brian Scheid, Meghan Gordon

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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  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes a...