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Former CIA chief Mike Pompeo sworn in as new US secretary of state

The trusted advisor of President Trump, Pompeo has played a key role in preparations for Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

ANI  |  Washington DC 

Mike Pompeo
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Former has been sworn in as the 70th US after the Senate voted to confirm him, 57-42.

press secretary, Sarah Sanders, wrote on Twitter, "Great to have Secretary Pompeo confirmed. He will do an excellent job helping @POTUS lead our efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula."

Furthermore, Sanders released the photographs of the meeting between then-and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which the press secretary wrote took place during the "Easter weekend trip".

"did go there, he wasn't supposed to meet with Kim Jong Un, but he did. You know they arranged actually while he was there to say hello," the US media reported, US President Donald Trump, as saying to 'Fox and Friends'.

Trump added that the two spoke for more than an hour and that there were "incredible pictures of the two talking and meeting."

During his tenure as CIA director, Pompeo became a trusted advisor of President Trump and has played a key role in preparations for Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

fired his first in a Twitter message in March, CNN reported.

Trump revealed that he fired Tillerson because the two disagreed on issues such as dealing with and Nuclear deal.

The President, taking a dig at the dismissed Secretary of State, said Tillerson's replacement Mike Pompeo and he have always been "on the same wavelength".

President had then tweeted: "Mike Pompeo will become our new He will do fantastic job! Thank you to for his service!"

He also said: "Gina Haspel would be the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen.

First Published: Fri, April 27 2018. 09:50 IST
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