Tillerson: My tenure ends on March 31

Politics 3/13/2018, 7:20 PM
Tillerson: My tenure ends on March 31

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters on Tuesday that his tenure would be ending at midnight on March 31, after confirming he spoke to President Donald Trump and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly earlier in the day.

During his speech following news of his dismissal by President Trump, the diplomat stressed his priority now will be to ensure a smooth and orderly transition at the State Department. The president nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson as the nation's top diplomat.

Tillerson lauded his department's accomplishments in foreign policy and diplomacy during his time as Secretary of State, particularly the strategy regarding North Korea, while adding that he expects more to be done on Syria and Russia.

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