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Trump slams Bolton for mishandling North Korea talks

Push for 'Libyan model' set back nuclear negotiations, US president says

John Bolton, then the national security adviser, left, listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Feb. 12.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he fired John Bolton as national security adviser because of missteps in negotiations with North Korea.

"He made some very big mistakes," Trump said.

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