US President Trump sacks Rex Tillerson as state secretary [Radio Pakistan] 13 Mar, 2018

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replacing him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, who was Pompeo's deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role.Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do a fantastic job.Tillerson had just returned from a shortened trip to Africa hours before Trump's announcement. Trump offered no explanation for the change.

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