NewsPoliticsWorld

Trump announces the dismissal of his national security adviser John Bolton

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had sacked his national security adviser John Bolton because he “strongly disagreed” with his positions.

“I told John Bolton last night that we no longer need his services at the White House,” Trump wrote in a tweet, adding that he would nominate his successor next week.

Bolton denied he had been fired, saying he had resigned.

The news shocked Washington and came days after Trump caused anger by announcing the cancellation of secret talks with the Afghan Taliban.

Bolton is a controversial figure whose name has been linked to the invasion of Iraq and other hardline foreign policy decisions. He is one of those who play a role in hardening the White House’s stance on Iran, Venezuela and other areas of tension.

Trump’s statement came after the White House press office announced that Bolton would hold a press conference on terrorism issues along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Bolton challenged Trump’s account of events, saying the president had not personally dismissed him as he said late on Monday.

“I submitted my resignation last night and the president said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow’,” he wrote on Twitter.

Online:

This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

OBSERVATORY NEWS — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: [email protected]

Stay connected with News Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are NEWS OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.