US President Donald Trump has named a brand new nationwide safety adviser to switch John Bolton, who was fired final week.
Robert O’Brien, who has been serving because the particular envoy for hostage affairs on the Division of State, has been chosen for the position.
Mr O’Brien can be Mr Trump’s fourth nationwide safety adviser of his presidency.
He beforehand served underneath the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations.
The position doesn’t require affirmation by Congress.
Mr O’Brien served as a serious within the US Military Reserve. Former President Bush appointed him in 2005 to function a consultant to the UN basic meeting.
Whereas on the UN, he labored with Mr Bolton, who was then the ambassador.
“I’ve labored lengthy & laborious with Robert. He’ll do an excellent job!” Mr Trump mentioned in his tweet asserting Mr O’Brien’s choice.
He follows Mr Bolton, HR McMaster and Michael Flynn within the position.
Below former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, Mr O’Brien additionally served as co-chair of the state division’s Public-Personal Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan.
In his position as particular presidential envoy for hostage affairs, Mr O’Brien works with households of US hostages and advises on associated points, together with restoration insurance policies.