Rex Tillerson, head of the foreign Ministry of the USA, said on Saturday that the rumors about his resignation and also that the post of head of the state Department is the Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo, unfounded. In a short interview given on the eve of the ceremony of awarding the annual prize of the Kennedy Center, he encouraged the public «to look for more reliable sources of information.»
About it writes on Sunday, December 3, government publication The Hill.
Tillerson also expressed the hope that next year he will be at the same position: «I intend to take this position as much time as I can to benefit and to be an effective leader. We have done a lot».
Recall that at the end of last week the New York Times reported, citing its own sources in the US administration that the White house is considering opportunities for the implementation of the plan of Donald trump, who intends to remove from office the state Secretary Rex Tillerson in the coming weeks it supposedly is supposed to replace the current Director of the CIA Mike Pompeo.
According to the publication head the CIA is in this case, Republican Senator from Arkansas, Tom cotton, who supports trump on issues related to national security. In an interview with reporters, the cotton expressed his willingness to accept the office, if he will be offered.
The article said that the plan is the brainchild of chief of staff of the White house of John Kelly. He intends to realize this idea not later than January of next year.
The conflict between trump and Tillerson broke out in October of this year at a meeting in Beijing, where the President, as the newspaper writes, «undermined» the efforts of Secretary of state to resolve the problem of North Korea through direct negotiations.
On his page on the social network Twitter, trump wrote: «I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of state that he is wasting time in negotiations with the «little rocket man». Whatever floats your boat, Rex, we’ll do what must be done.»
A few days later, NBC News reported that Tillerson called trump an «idiot» and almost resigned.
His indignation caused politicized speech trump the gathering of scouts at the Pentagon. However, he then changed his mind and told reporters that he was not going to leave the post, but a direct question about whether he considers trump an idiot said that is not engaged in such nonsense, and accused the journalists of fomenting rumors and insinuations.