A new National Security Adviser Robert C O’Brien, has been named by President Donald Trump to replace John Bolton, who was fired last week.

Robert C 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 who previously served under the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations, would be Mr Trump’s fourth national security adviser of his presidency.

According to him, the role does not require confirmation by Congress.

Mr O’Brien served as a major in the US Army Reserve. Former President Bush appointed him in 2005 to serve as a representative to the UN general assembly.

While at the UN, he worked with Mr Bolton, who was then the ambassador.

In his tweet, Trump announced Mr O’Brien’s selection as he said, “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!”

Mr O’Brien also served as co-chair of the state department’s Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan, under former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.

Source: BBC