Republicans in Congress were quick to express support for Trump's replacement pick, Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo.
The president regularly criticises the agreement as a bad deal and has repeatedly threatened to end it.
Tillerson had visited Nigeria on the last leg of his official visits to Africa, and met President Muhammadu Buhari, during which they discussed issues of mutual interest to both countries. Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!
A senior White House official said the president wanted to reshuffle his team with a view to launching talks with North Korea, following last week's spectacular announcement of a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Certainly not the foreign diplomats he dealt with either: Tillerson didn't have the background in diplomacy or politics to be impressive. And I've also spoken to White House Chief of Staff Kelly, to ensure we have clarity as to the days ahead.
Pompeo, for instance, has tended to play down the intelligence community's findings of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and to stress Iran's missile development and role in Middle East conflicts instead of its adherence to the 2015 nuclear deal, some officials have said. But over time, Tillerson found himself frozen out and in disagreement with the man who mattered most, Trump. 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".
Trump called for Pompeo to be swiftly confirmed in the role - as his administration heads into the high-stakes talks.
In a January 13 cable, the State Department sketched out a path under which the three European allies would simply commit to try to improve the deal over time in return for Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing sanctions relief in May.
Trumpannounced the changes in a morning Twitter post and later told reporters more about why he removed Tillerson.
But with Pompeo tapped to become secretary of state, some USA officials and analysts worry about what they see as the Republican former congressman's habit of telling Trump what he wants to hear, especially as the administration prepares for an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Before that, Tillerson's State Department was preparing new sanctions with the Treasury Department to target some of the entities and individuals charged last month by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for meddling online against the 2016 election.
Tillerson's position:Tillerson has taken a harder line on Russian Federation than Trump.
"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.
FILE - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti, March 9, 2018. "We do see it and you need to stop", Tillerson said in the Fox interview.
"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.
Paul suffered from multiple broken ribs in the attack , but returned to Washington less than two weeks after. Boucher has explained that the attack was not politically motivated, but was merely over a property dispute.
Ancient agrarian civilizations used a form of daylight saving time , adjusting their timekeeping depending on the sun's activity. State legislators appear ready to abandon standard time during the winter months in favor of year-round daylight saving time .
Former Lakers fan favorite Larry Nance Jr . added 16 points while Jordan Clarkson was limited to four points in 16 minutes. It speaks to Thomas' understanding of the game, something much of the Lakers roster is still working through.
On his way off the course , Woods stopped to sign autographs, showing a good deal more patience than he had during his heyday. Woods did just that, captivating the audience with a 44-foot putt on the 17th hole on the tournament's last day.
Ronaldo headed in an 84th-minute victor at Ipurua, having earlier put Madridin front with an emphatic near-post finish. Eibar defender Ivan Ramis equalized in the 50th before being substituted for injury. "He knows he is going to score".
The researchers said it is possible the same holds true on other social media platforms but said more study was needed. A false rumor cascade was more likely to begin with a young, unverified account with a small number of followers.
Brown , finishing a dunk, fell awkwardly as he lost his grip on the rim after being fouled, the Star Tribune reported. That was a positive sign, as was the tweet he sent after the game. "Just glad we got it out of the way pretty early".
The Bears are projected to have $49.6 million in cap space next season if Fuller signs the transition tag, per Over the Cap . Fuller showed promise in his first year back after having arthroscopic surgery on one of his knees in early August of 2016.
United Kingdom kept the lead in double digits until Georgia scored with 1:27 left to make it 58-49 but the Bulldogs got no closer. According to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports , Crean is likely to be a candidate for the Georgia job vacated by the fired Mark Fox.
Political parties including DMK, MDMK and the Left lashed out at Raja, a BJP national secretary, with DMK working president M.K. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his strong disapproval of statues being vandalised in parts of the country.
Thompson sprained his ankle in that game in which he also scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 28 minutes of action. Detroit scored the next six points, but its frustration mounted as Drummond and Griffin were both whistled for technicals.
It's easy to be skeptical about the early 2019 target, and not just because of Musk's historically overambitious schedules. It should be things that inspire you, thanks to which you happily Wake up in the morning and become a part of humanity.
The military also said only terror targets were being destroyed and "utmost care" was being taken to not harm civilians. But, according to him, the advance sparked "major concerns" for tens of thousands of civilians in the town of Afrin .
Firmly on the bubble, Alabama will likely need one or two more wins to make it into the field of 68 on Selection Sunday . The Auburn Tigers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line.
The Austin interim police chief, Brian Manley , warned residents on Monday not to touch any unexpected or suspicious packages. Emergency personnel said they transported a female in her 70s to a medical center with potentially life threatening injuries.
The new update looks quite promising as it brings a whole new live Mario to the navigation maps using Google Maps on your device. Mario , the Italian plumber, first appeared in Donkey Kong in 1981, and in 1983 Mario got his own game with his brother Luigi.
The FA are considering charging West Ham following Saturday's supporter unrest , and are now awaiting the club's observations. Instead West Ham seem to be acting like ostriches with their heads in the sand and are hiding behind bureaucracy.
In " Delicate ", its spiritual sequel, she redeems herself, pulling off a surprisingly elegant split on the hood of a auto . She also makes amusing faces in a mirror, which is likely to become an unavoidable meme for at least two weeks.
Cries of "Sack the Board" continued to ring out as David Moyes and his West Ham players tried to focus amid all the chaos. We are getting a good enough price to bet on Burnley to win this game and that is the best bet in my opinion.
Google is celebrating the commencement of the Winter Paralympics in PyeongChang city of South Korea with a special doodle. An additional two nations will make their Winter Games debut - Tajikistan and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Anthony Davis is absolutely blowing up right now as the New Orleans Pelicans make their way up the Western Conference standings. The Clippers took their first lead of the game at 49-48 on Harris' layup off an alley-oop pass from Williams in the second.
While he brought in tremendous profits and oversaw unprecedented financial innovations, there was also a dark side. Leslie Shribman, Goldman's vice president of media relations, declined to comment on the matter.
Yes, he was expected to run fast, but hype creates pressure on top prospects to perform up to expectations. Lauletta showed off his athleticism and threw well during the workout portion of the Combine.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is traveling to Sacramento to make a "major" announcement Wednesday about sanctuary cities . The action prompted quick and harsh protests from local officials, including the president of the U.S.