The US Senate has voted to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo will be the next Secretary of State

the us senate has voted to confirm cia director mike pompeo will be the next secretary of state
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The US Senate has confirmed Mike Pompeo as President Donald Trump’s secretary of state on, putting the former CIA director in a pivotal role to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea and Iran.
Pompeo, a former army officer who was a Republican congressman, is regarded as a Trump loyalist with hawkish world views.

Senators voted 57-42 in favour of the appointment.

He had faced stiff resistance from Democrats worried about his reputation for hawkishness and harsh statements about homosexuality and Islam.

His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, was sacked last month.

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