Trump’s New National security Adviser, Robert C. O’Brien has named by Trump. O’Brien replaced John Bolton, whose we published the news of his resignation a few days ago.
Robert O’Brien has a long career in foreign policy working for both main US parties and now heads hostage negotiations at the State Department. He is Trump’s fourth national security adviser during these years.
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 at a time when the U.S. is weighing how to respond to attacks on Saudi Arabia.
However, Donald Trump tweeted the decision on Wednesday morning, writing: “I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do a great job!”
Nevertheless, In 2005, George W. Bush sent O’Brien to the United States as a US envoy. From 2008 to 2011, he was a member of the government advisory board to combat the smuggling of antique goods.
One of O’Brien’s most controversial missions was trying to free American rapper ASAP Rocky and bring him back to his country. ASAP Rocky was sentenced to attack in Sweden.
Robert C. O’Brien replaces John Bolton was known for his rigorous deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Trump fired John Bolton last week after his battle with Bolton increased. Many observers think Bolton’s ouster was due to their disagreement over talks with the Taliban, and some point to tensions between the two over Iran’s excessive pressure.
Trump’s New National security Adviser trained as a lawyer then went on to advise Republicans on foreign policy and has worked in different government roles.
A former Obama administration official was among those who celebrated the appointment of O’Brien.
“All I have to say is that @robertcobrien is a really, really good person and that I wish him all the best in what will certainly be a challenging role,” stated Andrew Exum, a previous deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East policy, on Twitter.
The new Trump’s choose and his predecessor share some similar views. O’Brien was critical of the UN in his book, While America Slept: Restoring American Leadership to a World in Crisis.
He wrote that his son explained the general assembly as “when all the dictators come to America and give speeches about how bad we are”, something O’Brien named “one of the better descriptions” he had heard. O’Brien has criticized the Iran nuclear deal too, calling Iran “the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world”.
Moreover, he has the potential to differ with Mr. Trump on Russia, as did Mr. O’Brien’s two predecessors, Mr. Bolton and H.R. McMaster. Mr. Trump has taken a more agreeable approach to deal with Russia, calling for its readmission into the Group of Seven alliance, and has argued that the U.S. should maintain good relations with Russia to advance its own interests.
Also, in an October 2015 op-ed article in Politico, Mr. O’Brien said Mr. Trump “has been playing up how chummy he will be with Vladimir Putin if he is elected” and warned against embracing Moscow.
Trump’s new national security adviser, O’Brien, has a different mindset than Trump’s former adviser, and it looks like there will be new changes in the US relationship with countries like Iran and Russia after that and US foreign relations may change in new future.