Donald Trump has replaced Rex Tillerson as US Secretary of State.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo will take up the role, the President announced in a tweet.

“Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job!” he tweeted.

Mr Trump thanked Mr Tillerson for his time working for the White House.

He went on to reveal he had appointed Gina Haspel as Mr Pompeo’s successor, the first woman to take on the prestigious position.

“Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!

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