Donald Trump, the United States President, has sacked John Bolton as his National Security Adviser.
President Trump announced the sacking of Bolton via Twitter on Tuesday, stating that he “disagreed strongly” with some of the positions of his adviser.
“I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore, I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service”, he tweeted.
Reports in the US media suggest that Bolton was fired by his principal after he opposed US talks with the fundamentalist political movement, the Taliban.
The US President said he would announce a replacement next week.
Bolton, a lawyer and former diplomat, was appointed as the 27th NSA by President Trump on April 9, 2018.
He was known to have taken controversial stance on issues concerning some perceived rivals to the US such as Iran, North Korea and the Taliban.
He was a known advocate for regime change in Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba and Yemen.
He was also reported to have been one of the close presidential aides who prompted the cancellation of the Iran nuclear deal.