Seek UN support for more sanctions| Letters

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The dismissal of HR McMaster, to be succeeded by John Bolton, marks a new low point in Trump’s foreign policy

You correctly warn that John Bolton, President Trump’s choice as national security adviser, is “a truly dangerous man” (“An appointment that endangers world peace”, leader), but you did not discuss the serious implications for the UK and Syria of the summary sacking of Bolton’s predecessor.

The last public statements before their recent sackings by national security adviser, HR McMaster, and secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, contained strong criticism of Russia. They both called for sanctions against Russia because of the nerve gas attack in Salisbury, the bombing of Syrian civilians, support for Bashar al-Assad and his use of chemical weapons.

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