Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pauses while speaking at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Differences over how to deal with North Korea's nuclear challenge were a key factor in President Donald Trump's decision to replace Rex Tillerson as U.S. secretary of state, according to sources familiar with the ongoing internal deliberations.The next day, Friday, Trump told White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to tell Tillerson he needed to resign, White House officials said.Hours after Tillerson landed in Washington Tuesday, Trump tweeted that he was being dismissed and replaced by Pompeo.State Department officials said Tillerson did not know why he was being pushed out.
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