The chance of a U.S. attack on Iran may have diminished somewhat after Donald Trump fired a militant hawk in his administration.
The president gave John Bolton his walking papers after the national security adviser reportedly disagreed with hosting the Taliban from Afghanistan at Camp David.
"I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning," Trump tweeted. "I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week."
Bolton is the third national security adviser to be sent packing by Trump. It reportedly came after he clashed with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who seems to enjoy the confidence of Trump.
After becoming national security adviser last year, Bolton reportedly asked the Pentagon to give the White House options for military strikes on Iran.
He also sharply criticized the International Criminal Court after it alleged that Americans had committed war crimes in Afghanistan.
“The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” Bolton said at the time.