Michael Flynn, Director of the National Security of the President Trump, has resigned, the official reason is his contact with the Russian Ambassador in the USA, Sergey Kislyak, began when Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for the events of hacking during the presidential election. Mark Jacobson, Director of the former Secretary of Defense, explained that Flynn violated the Logan Act, a law that prohibits private citizens to have diplomatic relations, at the time of the facts Flynn did not hold any position in the Cabinet but,despite this, had reassured the Russian Ambassador on the new approach that Trump would have had with Russia,it also seems that Flynn, before resigning, did not inform neither the President neither the Vice President of contacts with the Russian Ambassador. Russia’s reaction to Flynn’s resignation was not positive, both journalists and some senior administration officials do not seem happy, his successor should be Keith Kellogg, former General and chief of staff of the White House National Security Council.
President Beji Caid Essebsi chaired, on Monday, the National Security Council meeting to assess the national and regional security situation and discuss the national strategy to fight terrorism and extremism. The latter was approved during the meeting and signed by the Head of State, according to a Presidency of the Republic press release. Prevention, protection, monitoring and response are the main axes of this strategy which has been devised in several stages with the participation of the civil society, the same source added. The meeting also offered the opportunity to discuss the cases of martyrs Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi. The President of the Republic stressed the need to “determine responsibilities and work to unveil the truth as soon as possible.”