WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US National Security Adviser John Bolton resigned on Monday at the request of US President Donald Trump, who said he had asked because of so many disagreements with him.
"I told John Bolton last night that his services were no longer needed at the White House," President Trump said in a tweet on Twitter. "I disagreed strongly with many of his proposals, like others in the administration."
John Bolton, 70, Trump's third national security adviser, responded to the president in the same way Trump announced his resignation, tweeting: "I offered to resign last night and President Trump told me to discuss tomorrow." .
White House spokeswoman Hodgan Gedley said it was Trump who asked Bolton to resign. He said in a press statement that Charlie Caberman would be acting as national security adviser until a successor was chosen.
Pompeo and Minoshin
Although Trump and Bolton have surfaced in recent months, his dismissal seemed surprising, as he was scheduled, at White House notice, to participate in a news conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Stephen Menochein. Later in his absence.
Asked at the news conference about Bolton's dismissal, Pompeo said President Trump had asked him to resign and did so this morning.
He added that no leader in the world should be under the illusion that the absence of any official in the administration would change the Trump administration's policy on various issues.
|US Treasury secretary said after Bolton sacked Washington's policy of exerting maximum pressure on Iran remains the Trump administration's choice (Reuters)|
Asked whether the Trump administration's policy toward Iran could change after Bolton's dismissal, the Treasury secretary said the policy of putting maximum pressure on Iran remained the Trump administration's choice.
Bolton pressed President Trump not to give up pressure on North Korea despite diplomatic efforts. Bolton, the chief architect of Trump's tough stance on Iran, also opposed the president's proposals for a possible meeting with the Iranian leadership and called for a tougher approach on Russia and Afghanistan.
The Reuters news agency quoted an informed source as saying that Bolton's resignation announcement followed a tense conversation on Monday that highlighted his differences with Trump over Afghanistan.
Bolton opposed the State Department's plan to sign a peace deal with the Taliban, believing the group's leaders could not be trusted.
Bolton's dismissal sparked reactions both inside and outside America. Iran was quick to view the dismissal as a sign of the failure of the US sanctions campaign. President Hosni Rouhani's adviser, Hosam Eddine Ashna, said in a tweet: It is conclusive evidence of the failure of the strategy of imposing maximum pressure by America. "
Iranian government spokesman Ali Rubaie said the United States would face fewer obstacles to understand the reality of Iran with Bolton being removed from the post of national security adviser.``Bolton promised months ago that Iran will not stay in three months, '' he said in a tweet on his Twitter account. We are still standing but gone. "
Inside America, Bolton's departure for the White House has been welcomed by some, such as Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who argued that the chances of global warfare are now down, while others such as Republican Senator Mitt Romney saw Bolton as a loss to the United States.
Senate Democratic leader Shock Schumer said Trump's decision was only the "last example of how he is governed through chaos."