The announcement apparently took the White House by surprise, with Trump only being informed of it after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had signed the order.
Former FBI director, Comey, who had been leading an inquiry into possible collusion between Trump election campaign officials and Russia, was fired on Tuesday.
The United States of America, USA, has said that it is strongly behind the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Nigerian government because his administration was pursuing an agenda that is in accordance with the country’s expectations.
Comey had been leading an FBI investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign.
North Korea has accused US and South Korean agents of plotting to kill its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un.
The 217-213 vote to repeal Obamacare and pass the Republican Healthcare Act marked Trump’s first legislative victory and goes some way to keeping a key campaign promise to roll back his predecessor’s law.
Russian President Vladimir Putin denied Tuesday that Russia interfered in last year’s presidential election in the United States, describing the allegations as “simply rumors” that are being leveraged for political reasons in the United States.
President Buhari praised the Turkish President for his foresight and maturity in leading his people to the polls to decide on the future of leadership for the country that will further deepen peace and stability.
“From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or any breach of red lines from whoever it is and America knows our ability to respond well,” read a statement by the joint command centre comprising the forces of President Assad’s allies
Spokeswoman of the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May said: “We believe it was an appropriate response to the barbaric chemical weapons attack launched by the Syrian regime, and is intended to deter further attacks.”