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Al Jazeera 10 Sep 2019

Trump fires US national security adviser John Bolton

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, the United States's national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea and a raft of other geostrategic challenges.
But John Bolton insists he resigned. The two had increasing arguments because Bolton had wanted to take a hardline stance against those countries while Trump had wanted to reduce the US's military presence abroad.
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.


President Donald Trump has asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, noting that he "strongly disagreed with many of his suggestions as did others in the administration."
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he fired national security adviser John Bolton, citing strong disagreements on a number of policy issues.
John Bolton is the latest top national security official who has been forced out after clashing with President Trump. Trump said Tuesday that he had fired national security adviser John Bolton after a string of disagreements over how the U.S. should handle North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran. Bolton himself said in a tweet that he had offered to resign Monday night.
The U.S. National Security Adviser, John Bolton, is out of a job. President Donald Trump says he fired him. But Bolton said he resigned.
CGTN's Nathan King has more on the drama unfolding at the White House.

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