Trump ousts adviser after disagreements; JOHN BOLTON TO LEAVE JOB.
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has forced out John Bolton, his national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges.
The two men offered opposing accounts on Mr Bolton's lessthan-friendly departure. Mr Trump tweeted that he told Mr Bolton on Monday night his services were no longer needed at the White House and Mr Bolton submitted his resignation yesterday morning.
Mr Bolton responded in a tweet of his own that he offered to resign on Monday "and President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow".'.
One Republican familiar with the disagreements between Mr Trump and Mr Bolton said the adviser's opposition to a possible meeting between Mr Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was a precipitating factor in the dismissal.
French President Emmanuel Macron has been trying to broker such a meeting, possibly on the sidelines of the upcoming UN general assembly, in the hope of salvaging the Iran nuclear deal Mr Trump withdrew from.
Since joining the administration in the spring of last year, Mr Bolton has espoused scepticism about the president's whirlwind rapprochement with North Korea and has advocated against Mr Trump's decision last year to pull US troops out of Syria.
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|Publication:||Birmingham Mail (England)|
|Date:||Sep 11, 2019|
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