In the United States approved by the head of the CIA Michael Pompeo, and the Secretary — Rex Tillerson

The U.S. Senate at the meeting Monday night approved Congressman from Kansas state Michael Pompeo the new Director of the Central intelligence Agency (CIA). For the candidate proposed by the President of the United States Donald trump Pompeo voted 66 senators, 32 voted against it.

A U.S. Senate Committee approved Tillerson to the post of Secretary of state

Vice-President Michael Pence after the vote, was sworn in the new head of the CIA, reports AP. Pence noted that Pompeo has the «experience and character» and will guide «the best office development that the world has ever seen.»

Meanwhile, the opinions in the Democratic party about Pompeo dispersed. As noted by a member of the special Senate Committee on intelligence Dianne Feinstein, the new head of the CIA «was obliged to follow the law (prohibition) of the torture promised to present an objective analysis of the implementation of Iran nuclear agreement». At the same time, her party member Senator Ron Wyden called Pompeo «an unsuitable man for the job», reports TASS. According to Widana, Pompeo «approves aggressive techniques that can fundamentally undermine the rights and freedoms of our nation, not strengthen it security».

Earlier in the hearings in the intelligence Committee, which focused on his candidacy, Pompeo said that Russia is aggressive restores its position in the world. He accused Russia in the invasion and occupation of Ukraine, and also in that it threatens Europe and «almost doing nothing» to help defeat the terrorist group «Islamic state».

At the same time Pompeo has supported a ban on the use of torture by the current us law. In his work in his new post he also promised to rely on the facts. As the head of the CIA Pompeo was replaced by John Brennan.

A U.S. Senate Committee approved Tillerson to the post of Secretary of state

The U.S. Senate Committee on foreign Affairs supported the candidacy of the former head of oil company ExxonMobil Rex Tillerson to the post of Secretary of state. It is reported Bi-Bi-si.

During the voting, the opinions of senators within the Committee was divided on party membership: 11 Republicans voted for Tillerson, 10 senators from the Democratic party — against.

Now for the inauguration Tillerson need to enlist the support of the whole chamber, that is, to obtain at least 51 votes out of 100. The Republicans have in the Senate, a majority of 52 votes. Several influential Republicans, including senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio, earlier criticized the nominee Tillerson, but in the end decided to support her.

«Despite their remarks, I support the appointment of Tillerson in the Committee and in the plenary vote in the Senate,» said Rubio.

Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, the head of the democratic minority in the Cabinet on foreign Affairs, earlier said that it will not vote for Tillerson for the reason that its focus on business could adversely affect his work as Secretary of state.

Cardin also was dissatisfied with the position Tillerson against Russia. The vote on the candidacy Tillerson at the plenary meeting is not expected until next week, even if the outcome it is almost a foregone conclusion.




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