Bolton’s firing: A strategic defeat for Bibi – Neocons? (Or a new Trump maneuver?)

Trump Fires Bolton: I Disagreed Strongly With Many of His Suggestions

Sep 11, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he is firing his national security adviser, John Bolton, after a year and a half on the job. Trump wrote on his Twitter account that the two had disagreements over policy questions, and therefore he informed Bolton “that his services are no longer needed at the White House.”
Trump added: “I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.”

Trump Ready to Meet Rohani Without Preconditions, Pompeo Says Hours After Bolton Fired

Sep 10, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that President Trump is willing to meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rohani “with no preconditions.”
Pompeo made the comment in reply to a question on whether Trump could meet Rohani before the end of the month, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Pompeo replied positively to the question.
Pompeo spoke in a press conference with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, during which new American sanctions were announced against Iran, Hamas, Al-Qaida and Hezbollah.

Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton — but Bolton says he ‘offered to resign’

Sep 10 2019
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he fired national security advisor John Bolton, saying on Twitter that Bolton had “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.”
But minutes later, Bolton in his own tweet said he “offered to resign” Monday night — and that Trump told him, “Let’s talk about it tomorrow.”
“I offered to resign last night. He never asked for it, directly or indirectly,” Bolton said in a later text to NBC News.

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