Bolton was frequently called a”hawk” and famous for his tough stance on Iran. He was also an arms control advisor in the Bush government and urged for the Iraq war.
O’Brien is going to be Trump’s fourth national security advisor in his less than three decades as president.
Who’s Robert C. O’Brien?
O’Brien is now the US special presidential envoy for hostage affairs from the State Department.
He recently appeared at a Stockholm court on behalf of A$AP Rocky following the rapper was arrested in Sweden.
Following Danny Burch, a US hostage held captive in Yemen for 18 weeks has been published, Trump celebrated from the Oval Office, in which O’Brien commended the US president.
“The president has experienced unparalleled success in attracting Americans home without paying concessions, with no captive exchanges, but through force of will and the goodwill he’s made around the planet,” he explained.
O’Brien has proposed many famous Republicans in foreign policy such as former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker throughout his 2016 effort, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
He is a trial attorney from California who worked in the Bush administration and Obama management.
In the US State Department co-founded a prosecution reform venture for Afghanistan he worked from 2007 to 2011 beneath both Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, according to a biography submitted by his LA-based law company, Larson O’Brien.
The law firm also claims that O’Brien has worked on many high profile entertainment cases and represented A-list actors in intellectual property rights cases.
Perspectives on foreign policy
The publication examines what he calls that an America” in escape” and claims for a”more involved” American part in foreign affairs.
O’Brien, such as US President Donald Trump, is very critical of this 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal — which put constraints on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of sanctions.
O’Brien is known as the Iran Deal” Obama’s folly” along with a tragedy, comparing it to UK Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s 1938 Munich Agreement that is viewed as having appeased and emboldened Adolf Hitler by enabling him to annex part of Czechoslovakia.
O’Brien wrote in his 2016 publication: “there is just no evidence to support the thought that we may trust revolutionary Iran to give up its long-term aim of creating a nuclear weapon and delivery methods.”
When it comes to his hostage work for the State Department,” O’Brien wrote in a post in late 2018 which Iran is the”worst kidnapper of all Americans.”
“Iran, either directly or via Hezbollah or another proxy, has kidnapped American diplomats, hikers, tourists, pupils, naturalized United States citizens visiting their families from Iran, businessmen, and sailors. Iran regrettably proceeds this uncivilized and dishonest behavior even now,” O’Brien wrote in an editorial released by the Los Angeles-based overseas policy firm Pacific Council on International Policy at which O’Brien is an associate.
In O’Brien’s 2016 publication, He’s also extremely critical of Western nations’ reaction to actions from Russia and China, saying that they have appeased them:
They’re, consequently, watched by a regional provocateur, Iran, that has its very own visions of Middle Eastern hegemony,” O’Brien writes in a book chapter that was initially printed in 2014.