President Trump has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
He plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat.
This is a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach such as possible talks with North Korea.
Trump last Friday asked Tillerson to step aside, and the embattled diplomat cut short a trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.
Tension between Trump and Tillerson has simmered for many months, but the president and his top diplomat reached a breaking point over the past week, officials said.