Trump announces firing of national security chief Bolton

Trump announces firing of national security chief Bolton 1

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he has fired his hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, saying he disagreed “strongly” with his positions. National Security Advisor John Bolton was a frequent, controversial presence alongside US President Donald Trump “I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning,” Trump announced on Twitter. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” Trump wrote, saying he would name a replacement next week. Bolton denied being fired and said he had…

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Venezuela crisis: White House ‘will respond to threats against diplomats’

Venezuela crisis: White House ‘will respond to threats against diplomats’ 2

The US has warned Venezuela that any threats against American diplomats or opposition leader Juan Guaidó will be met with “a significant response”. Mr Maduro attended military exercises in Carabobo on Sunday National Security Adviser John Bolton said any such “intimidation” would be “a grave assault on the rule of law”. His warning comes days after the US and more than 20 other countries recognised Mr Guaidó as interim president. Meanwhile, Mr Guaidó has called for anti-government protests on Wednesday and Saturday. Related Articles The political crisis in Venezuela now…

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