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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser, dies at 89

Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser, has died aged 89.
Mr Brzezinski "passed away peacefully" in Virginia on Friday evening, his daughter Mika said on social media.
President Carter paid tribute to him as a "superb public servant".
After leaving office, Mr Brzenzinski worked as an author and academic into his 80s, endorsing Barack Obama and becoming a vocal critic of his successor, President Donald Trump.
One of his last tweets, sent in February, dryly noted: "Do we even have a foreign policy right now?"
The "inquisitive and innovative" son of a Polish diplomat, Mr Brzezinski was a "natural choice" as national security adviser, Mr Carter said in his tribute.
"He played an essential role in all the key foreign policy events of my administration, including normalisation of relations with China, signing of the SALT II treaty [on arms control], brokering the Camp David Accords [on Middle East peace], and the Panama Canal treaties, among others," he wrote.
"He was brilliant, dedicated, and loyal, and remained a close adviser to my work at The Carter Center. I will miss him."
During the Iranian hostage crisis, Mr Brzezinski was also a leading force behind the failed US commando rescue mission, having come to believe negotiations would not work.
Source By BBC.COM


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