U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hardline aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.
John Bolton is out as White House national security adviser.
On Tuesday President Donald Trump tweeted bluntly that he called for his resignation due to numerous policy disagreements.
"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House.
I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration." Bolton seemed to counter the president on Twitter, saying he "offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow." Bolton, a leading foreign policy hawk widely known to have pressed the president for a harder line on issues such as North Korea.
Bolton, also a chief architect of Trump's strong stance on Iran, had advocated a tougher approach on Russia and Afghanistan.
Trump had sometimes joked about Bolton's image as a warmonger, reportedly saying in one Oval Office meeting that "John has never seen a war he doesn't like." His ouster comes after Trump canceled a peace talks with the Taliban at Camp David.
Sources say Bolton was not on board with the talks.
The president said he'd name a replacement next week.
Bolton was Trump's third national security advisor after Michael Flynn and General HR McMaster.
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Analysts and security officials say they are watching for signs that North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test fire a submarine-launched ballistic missile, after a flurry of activity was detected at a naval base. Emer McCarthy reports.
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The Supreme Leader was visiting an area in the south of the country, which has recently been struck by three typhoons.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected reconstruction work in a flood-hit area of the country, state media reported on Saturday. North Korea has recently been battered by some of the wettest monsoon rains the country has ever seen. Adam Reed reports.
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About 12,000 people answered his call, attending a ceremony outside the Kumsusan Palace in the capital, where the bodies of past leaders Kim Il Sung and Kimg Jong Il are kept.
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