In an interview last year, US President Donald Trump criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and said he alone matters when it comes to specifying US foreign policy. “The one that matters is me,” Trump said.
What’s been expected for months has happened. Trump fired Tillerson, who had worked in the oil and energy sector. Tillerson was not in harmony with Trump’s foreign policies and his presence was rather strange within the team especially that Trump is leading deep transformations in foreign policy, such as his recent intentions to meet with th president of North Korea to end the historical problem with it.
Tillerson resisted – though softly – Trump’s intentions towards Iran and support of the Arab anti-terror quartet’s stance towards Qatar’s “harmful” policies. Tillerson seemed to side with Qatar’s narrative and he even used a term from the Qatari-Brotherhood’s dictionary when commenting on the crisis. He called for lifting the “blockade” on Qatar. However, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt reject this term and have repeatedly said that they’ve simply “boycotted” Qatar, noting that this is a “sovereign” act.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Trump said: "When you look at the Iran deal, I thought it was terrible, he thought it was okay. I wanted to either break it or do something, he felt a little differently. So we were not really thinking the same."
Mike Pompeo, a former Congressman, a Harvard Law graduate and a former US army officer who served in the war of liberation of Kuwait in 1991, was assigned as the new secretary of state. According to a Reuters report, Pompeo “is on the same wavelength” with Trump.
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