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Trump fires hawkish national security adviser Bolton

'I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions,' president tweets

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton meets with journalists during a visit to London in August.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he has asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to resign, a move likely to impact Washington's approach to North Korea and Iran.

"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House," Trump wrote. "I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration ... I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning." He thanked Bolton for his service and said a replacement would be named next week.

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