McMaster sacked, replaced by Bolton

In another major shake-up, US President Donald Trump has ousted his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and replaced him with hawkish John Bolton-the man who had suggested the use of force both against North Korea and Iran. The announcement was made by another Presidential tweet just within weeks after Rex Tillerson was shown the door.

The recent series of changes are an apparent proof that President likes to be surrounded by people who agree with his viewpoints about getting hawkish on issues which have better and lasting resolutions by diplomatic routes. The recent change of guard around the foreign policy matters is expected to have an effect on upcoming North Korea and US Presidential Summit scheduled for May.

Experts of the view that the new appointment can spell havoc for international diplomacy as the future of Iran Nuclear Deal are sealed with doom. Bolton who is a familiar figure in Washington being a news analyst with Fox News is believed to have hard stances on many international issues. Members of Congress have raised questions on the selection for the critical position in the White House although his appointment does not need the confirmation by US Senate.

Bolton has stood of a confrontational approach towards North Korea, China, Iran and even cyber attacks emanating from Russia. He was also a loud advocate of the Iraq invasion as the top arms control official under Bush administration.

 

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