September 10, 2019 / 5:51 PM / 5 days ago

Kremlin says Bolton ouster is U.S.' domestic affair: Interfax

FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov waits before a welcoming ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The ouster of U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is an internal affair of the United States and Moscow is not interfering in it, Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Tuesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser Bolton amid disagreements with his hardline aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Chris Reese

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