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17:46  18 september  2019
17:46  18 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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LOS ANGELES — President Trump selected Robert C. O ’ Brien , the State Department’s chief hostage negotiator, to become his national security adviser on Wednesday, moving to reconstitute his foreign policy staff even as he faces rising tension with Iran.

President Donald Trump has named Robert C. O ’ Brien - a hostage affairs envoy he 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 .

Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser© Michael Campanella/Getty Images President Trump named Robert C. O’Brien as his new national security adviser, picking a top hostage-affairs official for the high-profile White House role.

Mr. Trump tweeted the announcement Wednesday morning, writing “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!”

Mr. O’Brien takes the job just as Mr. Trump faces a number of foreign-policy challenges, particularly as the administration determines how to respond to the recent attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, which U.S. officials have blamed on Iran.

The new national security adviser will also take a leading role on addressing crisis in Venezuela, as well as the president’s efforts to get North Korea to denuclearize.

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Trump Names Robert O ' Brien , Top Hostage Czar, As National Security Adviser . "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 .

US President Donald Trump has named a new national security adviser to replace John Bolton, who was fired last week. Robert O ' Brien , who has been serving as the special envoy for hostage affairs at the Department of State, has been chosen for the role. Mr O ' Brien would be Mr Trump 's fourth

Mr. O’Brien succeeds John Bolton, who departed the administration last week amid differences with Mr. Trump and other top advisers.

Mr. O’Brien, who currently serves as special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be Mr. Trump’s fourth national security adviser. He also served under the George W. Bush administration at both the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the State Department.

Mr. O’Brien didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mr. O’Brien met with the president last week during which time they discussed the possibility of having him succeed Mr. Bolton, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

Mr. Trump “liked the look of him,” and was impressed by his experience in both the public and private sector, according to an administration official.

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Robert O ' Brien Getty Images. More On: national security . The others were Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to Vice President Mike Pence; Ric Waddell, an assistant to the president and a deputy national security adviser ; Fred Fleitz, CEO of the Center for Security Policy and a former chief of

Hostage negotiator Robert O ' Brien , who has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles, will replace John Bolton. US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will name hostage negotiator Robert O ' Brien as the new White House national security adviser .

Most recently, Mr. O’Brien was sent to Sweden to help negotiate the release of rapper A$AP Rocky, who was arrested after a violent altercation in Stockholm this summer.

Mr. Trump had raised concern publicly over the rapper’s fate and Mr. O’Brien was sent to see what he could do. The rapper was later found guilty by a Swedish court, but won’t serve jail time.

The national security adviser post, which doesn’t require Senate confirmation, heads up a staff of several hundred specialists—or detailees, as they are known—from the Pentagon, State Department and U.S. intelligence agencies.

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Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser
Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser
Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser
Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser
Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser
Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser
Trump Names Robert O'Brien as National Security Adviser
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