Colleagues describe her as a seasoned veteran with 30-plus years of intelligence experience who would run the agency with integrity.
"We hope that this personnel change will at the least not have any effect on the development of Sino-US bilateral relations or Sino-US cooperation in some important areas", foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a regular press briefing yesterday.
Mr Trump also named Gina Haspel to become the CIA's first female director.
Reports had swirled since last year of a rift between the commander-in-chief and his top diplomat. Tillerson said he agrees with British Prime Minister Theresa May's assessment that Russia was likely behind the recent poisoning of a Russian double agent in the United Kingdom. If confirmed, the 61-year-old career spymaster will succeed Mike Pompeo, who is replacing ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He was reportedly escorted out of the White House so fast, he couldn't even get his coat.
Pompeo's tough-talking rhetoric on Iran has experts questioning what the future of the Iran deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which limits Iran's uranium enrichment, will look like.
Tillerson was completely out of step with Trump's hard-line stance on North Korea, which ultimately brought Kim Jong Un to the bargaining table.
Some of these critics were involved in the Clinton-era negotiations that led to the so-called Agreed Framework, whereby Pyongyang, having expelled IAEA inspectors and threatened to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, agreed to reconsider both moves and to freeze activity at the Yongbyon reactor in exchange for the construction and funding of two light water reactors and Washington's provision of fuel while the reactors were under construction.
Rand Paul said Wednesday the nomination of Gina Haspel to be CIA director is "the wrong kind of message to send to the world" due to her connection with enhanced interrogation and waterboarding in the Bush administration.
He's been a bully and a blowhard all his life because he owned the company.
Mr Tillerson had just returned from a shortened trip to Africa hours before Mr Trump's announcement. She responded not just to the worst attack on our country since Pearl Harbor, but to a world-ending threat.
The exact location of the Cat's Eye site has remained secret despite hundreds of attempts by Thai and foreign media to discover its actual whereabouts.
JOHN BERMAN, CNN: On the other hand, there is controversy in her past.
Feinstein's call for declassification mirrors that of other Democrats, including Oregon senator Ron Wyden, who said Tuesday he will oppose the nomination.
Hawking married his one-time nurse Elaine Mason four years later, but the relationship was dogged by rumors of abuse. In 1959, he entered Oxford University and then went on to graduate work at Cambridge. "A loss for all humanity.
His intervention headed off a potential conflict and helped seal an aid-for-disarmament agreement that lasted nearly a decade. Calling the planned US-North Korea talks a "step forward", Geng urged the two sides to build mutual trust through dialogue.
Webber was put on the spot and did consider picking Durant but in the end he ultimately went with Harden. Boston are expected to get Irving back after he missed Monday's rout over the Bulls with a knee injury.
The local lad burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old, scoring a brace on his Premier League debut against Arsenal . The injury? It was contact with a player in the last minute of the training session (on Friday).
At 1pm Raikkonen's nearest challenger was Romain Grosjean's Haas, who lapped in 1m18.590s on the supersoft tyre. Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen ended the final day of Barcelona Formula 1 testing with the fastest time.
He said: "We have to be really strong". "But if keep this spirit and this fighting attribute we've got, then we'll be fine". The Spanish authorities allege that the pair impeded attempts by police to crack down on those organising the illegal vote.
The UN's nuclear energy agency, the IAEA, confirmed in February that Tehran had met its obligations under the agreement. He confuses real-life governing with being the star of his own reality TV show where he can just say "you're fired! ".
Since Tillerson does not do Twitter , he did not know what had happened until aides brought him the news. The effort has been hugely unpopular inside the building and poorly managed by the leadership team.
He tracked back to defend when not in possession and then went ahead to support his teammates with equal enthusiasm. A well-struck long-range effort from Sergio Garcia nine minutes later flew wide of the target.
Carrick made just one appearance at a major tournament for England, despite having a successful club career for the Red Devils. Tired of reading? Click through the mini-gallery above to see the players who have been heavily linked with United of late.
A White House official said Trump still wanted stronger background checks but recognized the risks of alienating his supporters. Legislators in states throughout the nation have chosen the lives of their residents over bulking up the campaign war chest.
Barcelona won their La Liga match against Malaga 2-0, thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho . They did well although the level of the opposition makes it difficult to read too much into this performance.
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Georgia and Tajikistan will also make their Winter Games debuts, while the USA will have the largest team with 68 athletes. Athletes in the same sport compete in different categories based on their disability, to ensure an even playing field.
Trump Will Hold Meeting with Kim Jong Un in May
Trump had previously said he was willing to meet Kim under the right circumstances but said the time was not right for such talks. He mocked US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in October for "wasting his time" trying to talk to North Korea.
Donald Trump: North Korea 'sincere' in talks offer
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, added "it's good for everybody to keep some perspective and take a deep breath". Certain curbs have also been imposed on export of industrial machinery, iron, steel and other metals, the notification said.
The DPRK stated that it will not bomb South Korea
Bilateral trade between India and North Korea declined to $133.43 million in 2016-17 from $198.78 million in the previous fiscal. Currently on trial in Malaysia, the defendants say they were duped into carrying out the attack and thought it was a prank.
India Imposes New Trade Restrictions on North Korea
In 2008, a North Korean soldier shot and killed a South Korean housewife who wandered into a restricted area while visiting there. You bet I'm scared, but what can I do?" said Wang Li, a university bookstore clerk looking after her nephew at the store.
Arsenal Players Apologise To Fans For Brighton Shambles
While Brighton may have registered a joyous victory against the Gunners, it certainly wasn't smiles all around on their bench. Arsenal's win percentage in the Premier League is the lowest of Wenger's career, which equates to 44.8 percent.
Caution likely to guide next steps in Koreas talks — Analysis
But he must first broker better ties between the North and Washington , which is Seoul's top ally and its military protector. Analysts said if the missile were to be fired on a standard, flatter trajectory, it would be capable of reaching Alaska.
Hazard: Chelsea's gameplan was ineffective
This might be conceived as a criticism of the lack of quality shown by his teammates but it was instead aimed at his Italian boss. Asked after a 3-0 Premier League reverse to Manchester City last Thursday, Wenger said: "I'm always ready for a fight".