Posted: 4:06 am ET
President Trump finally announced via Twitter the firing of his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on 13 Mar 2018, Tuesday at 9:44 AM. Below are some reactions from around the world, with a couple of cartoons thrown in.
… and the Wild Rumpus goes on…
New cartoon up @politico https://t.co/tdOCnjVy8k pic.twitter.com/CdTQIX78vR
— Matt Wuerker (@wuerker) March 13, 2018
Thank you Rex Tillerson for all the good work we have achieved together over the last year. The UK/US relationship continues to be steadfast and valuable at all levels.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) March 13, 2018
Die Entlassung von Rex #Tillerson macht nichts besser…
— Michael Roth MdB 🇪🇺 (@MiRo_SPD) March 13, 2018
Rex Tillerson has been a great friend and partner to Canada. We thank him for his efforts to advance peace, security and democracy around the world. I hope to see you back in Canada in the future! #CanUS
— Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) March 13, 2018
Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono feels “much regret” over the firing of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. He adds Tillerson “was a counterpart who I truly trusted and could talk to candidly.” Kono hopes to meet with Mike Pompeo soon to exchange views on North Korea.
— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) March 14, 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Rex Tillerson's sacking as US Secretary of State #auspol #Rexit pic.twitter.com/WP3MIDbvz2
— Tom McIlroy (@TomMcIlroy) March 13, 2018
Australia's foreign minister found out Rex Tillerson was being fired before Rex Tillerson https://t.co/uJGd4yZNXt #rexit #auspol
— Nick Bryant (@NickBryantNY) March 14, 2018
#IranDeal red alert: "If the U.S. quits the nuclear deal, we will also quit it," said Iran's deputy FM Abbas Araghchi on Wednesday. "We have told the Europeans that if they can't keep the US in the deal, Iran will also leave it." https://t.co/kLTbs2bf1P
— Daryl G Kimball (@DarylGKimball) March 14, 2018
New Zealand acknowledges former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's contribution https://t.co/53KASleHkl @winstonpeters
— MFAT 🇳🇿 (@MFATgovtNZ) March 13, 2018
South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had announced she was going to meet with Tillerson in two days mere hours before Tillerson was fired.
— T.K. of AAK! (@AskAKorean) March 13, 2018
READ: Statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary @alanpcayetano on the Designation of Mike Pompeo as New US Secretary of Statehttps://t.co/yj35mdEwQB pic.twitter.com/yEj3xi8czX
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) March 13, 2018
Steve Bell on Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson backing the UK – political cartoon gallery in Putney pic.twitter.com/mBsCL7t0YS
— Political Cartoon (@Cartoon4sale) March 13, 2018
#Russia's state TV:
For the umpteenth time, Russian state TV host exclaims "Trump is ours."
"Yesterday, Tillerson supported Theresa May in her 'highly likely' [#Skripal poisoning] allegation. So Trump immediately fired him. Trump is ours!" pic.twitter.com/86WJgPGWmL
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) March 14, 2018
"Have they started blaming #Russia yet for the reshuffles in #Washington?" Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova asked @interfax_news about the sacking of #US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
— BBC Monitoring (@BBCMonitoring) March 13, 2018