US President Donald Trump Names Hostage Negotiator Robert O'Brien As Next NSA

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 September 2019, 08:26 PM
Robert O'Brien to replace John Bolton as NSA (Reuters file)
Robert O'Brien to replace John Bolton as NSA (Reuters file)

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday named special envoy for hostage affairs Robert O'Brien as the new National Security Adviser (NSA) to replace John Bolton, who was fired last week. O'Brien has been serving as the special envoy for hostage affairs at the Department of State has been chosen for the role, Trump tweeted.

"I am pleased to announce that I will name Robert C. O'Brien, currently serving as the very successful Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department, as our new National Security Advisor.

"I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job," he said.

O'Brien would be Trump's fourth national security adviser of his presidency. He previously served under the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations. 

First Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 07:21 PM
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