European diplomats saw some chance Pompeo may have more influence over Trump than Tillerson, who antagonized the US president by reportedly calling him a "moron" and who differed with Trump on Iran and other issues.
"The president wanted to make sure to have his new team in place in advance of the upcoming talks with North Korea and various ongoing trade negotiations", said a senior White House official Tuesday.
Tillerson himself was never quite sure that he had the president's ear either, of course, and over time seemed to grow less interested in getting it.
Trump on Tuesday singled out the Iran nuclear deal as one of the main differences he had with Tillerson. Goldstein's swift firing after refuting the Trump administration's rhetoric further reinforces the erratic nature of the White House under Trump's tenure and stands as a cause for concern moving forward.
Trump sees three defects in the deal: its failure to address Iran's ballistic missile programme; the terms under which worldwide inspectors can visit suspect Iranian nuclear sites; and "sunset" clauses under which limits on the Iranian nuclear programme start to expire after 10 years. Trump frequently criticized the agreement as a candidate. He declared Tuesday, "I'm really at a point where we're getting very close to having the Cabinet and other things that I want".
Other European officials and former USA officials said Pompeo's rise, if he is confirmed as secretary of state by the Senate, might have a more ambiguous effect on the negotiations and that, in any case, Trump's views are paramount.
Tillerson's insult to Trump's intelligence came after heated discussions about Afghanistan policy, in which Trump had pushed to end the USA presence altogether and flirted with outsourcing the military counterterrorism campaign to private contractors. Tillerson began his tenure as secretary of state seeking a reset of sorts with Russian Federation. "You're losing what appeared to be a key player, or someone who should be a key in the Trump administration".
"It's a surprise, but Japan-U.S. ties won't be shaken. This underlines exactly how little Trump values expertise or diplomacy in general".
"He will have an appreciation of Canada on the security side, and we will now do our efforts to remind him on the economic side", Robertson said during an interview with CBC News. Not a single "thank you" or "I enjoyed working with you" or anything.
"Pompeo may be more effective at running State than his predecessor, but he is not prepared to manage the regional or global policy coordination needed to help the summit with Kim succeed", he said.
Sri Lanka got their campaign off to a stunning start when they beat tournament favourites India in the opener by five wickets. The match was reduced to 19-overs a side after the start was delayed by about an hour due to rains and a wet outfield.
But it's no secret that other teams would be willing to pay big money to secure a Hall of Fame quarterback of Brees' caliber. However, there has been a lack of progress made toward working out a new deal ahead of the start of the free agency period.
China's government is tightening its grip on markets and encouraging state enterprises to grow and consolidate. The two votes of dissent apparently had official sanction to show a semblance of diversity.
The claim emerged as a controversy in 2012 when she successfully challenged Scott Brown's Senate seat. "That's where I'm focused. At least one political observer seemed convinced she's going to run in 2020 - President Donald Trump .
Coming to the camera department, the rear camera gives importance to the depth sensing rather than the image processing. Talking about the specifications , the Honor 7C sports a 5.99-inch TFT LCD IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The right-hander was among several top free agents who didn't get a deal for six or seven years in a changing offseason market. The Phillies were always interested in Arrieta, but the organization was firm in its desire to avoid a long-term contract.
That was a positive, as was Mesut Ozil's record for becoming the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 assists. It was the first time in 16 attempts that Cech saved a penalty since moving to Arsenal from Chelsea.
Green's hoop capped an 11-point, 12-rebound, 10-assist triple-double. "You can't beat the Warriors if you're playing 2 versus 3". Golden State plays on Friday against the Blazers, who now sit third in the West.
Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Toys "R" Us is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankrupt USA operations. While last year's bankruptcy filing only applied to the company's US operations, it is struggling overseas as well.
Oil Pushes Higher, Despite Growing US Output
Brent for May settlement sank 31 cents to settle $64.64/bbl on the London-based ICE Futures Europe exchange. Futures in NY were little changed after surging 3.2 percent Friday, the most since July 25.
BidaskClub Upgrades Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to "Hold"
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Last moments on board the helicopter before it crashed
The death toll from the helicopter crash in the East River in New York City has risen to five, local officials said on Monday. Brian McDaniel , a fire rescue officer who lived in Dallas, was in New York City visiting his friend Trevor Cadigan .
Japanese Scandal Could Involve Abe, Roil Markets (EWJ)
Opposition parties have called for Aso, who doubles as deputy premier and is key to Abe's re-election hopes, to resign. A reference to Nippon Kaigi, a prominent right-wing group of which Abe is a member, was also deleted.
Macron and Modi kick-start International Solar Alliance
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said advanced and affordable technology is needed to deliver solar energy around the world. Of the 121 countries associated with ISA, 61 have joined the alliance and 32 have ratified the framework agreement.
Erdogan Slams NATO For Lack Of Support In Syria
On Jan. 20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to clear YPG/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria. AP reported that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday: "Hey NATO, where are you?".
Massive fire erupts at a chemical plant in India
They were later identified as Pintu Gautam, Janu Agaria, and Aloknath Agaria, all aged 30 and residents of Shiv Nagar in Boisar. Locals claim at least 22 tankers, of varying capacity between 100-200 liters, burst due to the fire in all the factories.