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Despite the sudden change, Kang plans to leave for the U.S. for a three-day visit Thursday as scheduled to meet United States officials and discuss matters concerning President Moon Jae-in and Trump's respective meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Critics expressed dismay at the decision to swap out top diplomats so soon before the unprecedented meeting and anxious that Pompeo would encourage Trump to scrap the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and be hawkish on North Korea. CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel will succeed him, also following Senate confirmation.

"It's a surprise, but Japan-U.S. ties won't be shaken".

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson didn't thank President Donald Trump for the privilege of serving the nation during a hastily scheduled speech Tuesday, hours after the chief executive unceremoniously ousted him. "I wanted to break it or do something and he felt a little bit differently".

"We have a very similar thought process", Trump said of Pompeo on Tuesday.

Some said Washington may take a harder line under Pompeo and the Europeans may be under more pressure to offer concessions, while others suggested his views on the deal have evolved and he may be better placed to influence Trump to keep it.

After he was sacked by President Donald Trump, Tillerson also said USA efforts to pressure North Korea had worked better than expected and revealed he would pass authority to his deputy at midnight.

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As for his relationship with Tillerson, Trump said, "Really, it was a different mindset". He said his tenure will officially end on March 31.

"If you are going to fire cabinet secretaries for being bad at their jobs, let me refer you to Betsy DeVos" appearance on "60 Minutes, '" Meyers said on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday afternoon, Trump mentioned the Iran deal when asked by reporters about the high-level shakeup: "When you look at the Iran deal, I think it's awful; I guess [Tillerson] thought it was OK. We're always on the same wavelength", Trump said.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly.

Tillerson, who had been traveling in Africa last week, cut short his trip to return to the U.S.

His sacking was announced just hours after his comments on Monday that the recent poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom was "a really egregious act" that appears to have "clearly" come from Russia. As Raw Story noted, she made a similar boast earlier this year after Trump decided not to enact sanctions against Russian Federation that had been passed with overwhelming support from both Democrats and Republicans, again saying, "Trump is ours!"

Stocks were lower in the afternoon, shaking off early gains on data showing slowing consumer price inflation, on uncertainty about Tillerson's dismissal and replacement by Pompeo. If approved by the Senate, Haspel will become the first female director of the agency.

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During his brief stay at Foggy Bottom, Tillerson frequently found himself out of the loop and caught unawares by policy shifts announced in Trump tweets.

Tillerson's top aide, Steve Goldstein, was also sacked, shortly after he contradicted the White House's account of the firing.

Trump kept the timing to an unusually close circle that included Chief of Staff John Kelly and Vice President Mike Pence, officials said.

Tillerson defended his record Tuesday, telling reporters that "working with allies, we exceeded the expectations of nearly everyone" with the "maximum pressure" campaign to denuclearize North Korea.

Onetime communications director Anthony Scaramucci, hired over Priebus' objections, only lasted 10 days in the White House last summer before being pushed out after giving an expletive-laced interview to The New Yorker in which he called Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic".

A combination photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left), and Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo.

Iran agreed before Mr Trump took office to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions.

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