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    Mattis meets new national security adviser John Bolton for the first time

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday held his first meeting with John Bolton, the new national security adviser to President Donald Trump, known as the hawk.
    When he met Bolton at the Pentagon, Mattis told him, “I heard you were the devil who was incarnate.
    Earlier, Matisse had refused to talk about difficulties he might face with Bolton, saying “no reservations, no worries”.
    Asked whether he was worried about a divergence of views with Bolton, who, unlike the US secretary of defense, has called for a withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and supports “preemptive strikes” on North Korea, Mattis said: “I hope there are different views on the world’s situation. That’s what we need.”

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