U.S. President Donald Trump said he fired his national security adviser, John Bolton.
Trump wrote on Twitter that he informed Bolton last night that the White House no longer needed his services.
“I strongly disagreed with many of his proposals, like other administration officials, and asked John to resign, which he did this morning,” the US president wrote.
He thanked Bolton for the service and said that he would name the new national security adviser next week.
In turn, Bolton said that he himself had proposed his resignation to the American leader.
“I suggested resigning last night, and President Trump said,“ Let’s talk about it tomorrow, ”the politician wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, the American media wrote that the president and his adviser have different positions on a number of aspects of foreign policy. In particular, disagreements concerned relations with the DPRK, Iran and Afghanistan.
A recent example was reports that Bolton, along with US Vice President Mike Pence, spoke out against Trump’s intention to negotiate between the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Camp David.
Bolton is also considered as a supporter of more decisive and tougher measures against Iran. He repeatedly openly called for a change of power in this country. A vivid illustration of the disagreement between him and the American leader was the incident with the American drone shot down in June. Then Trump said that what happened could be an unintentional mistake of Iran.