ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two former White House advisers to presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump said Tuesday.

The comments by the two former Marine generals, ex-Trump chief of staff John Kelly and Obama national security adviser Jim Jones, mirrored those a day earlier by former Vice President Dick Cheney in Dubai. But on Tuesday, neither offered the same rebuke Cheney gave of Trump's push to withdraw from the wider region.

The two spoke at the SALT finance conference in Abu Dhabi, hosted by Anthony Scaramucci, a financier who had a short-lived 11 days as the director of communications for the Trump White House.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two former White House advisers to presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump said Tuesday.

The comments by the two former Marine generals, ex-Trump chief of staff John Kelly and Obama national security adviser Jim Jones, mirrored those a day earlier by former Vice President Dick Cheney in Dubai. But on Tuesday, neither offered the same rebuke Cheney gave of Trump's push to withdraw from the wider region.

The two spoke at the SALT finance conference in Abu Dhabi, hosted by Anthony Scaramucci, a financier who had a short-lived 11 days as the director of communications for the Trump White House.

Source: Voice of America