[size=36]Trump appoints a general to work in Iraq as ambassador to his country in Riyadh[/size]
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The US administration has appointed the commander of the central command during the Iraq war, John Abizaid, as its ambassador to Riyadh, to fill the vacancy since January 2017.
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and said the US embassy in Riyadh said in a statement that the new US ambassador, retired Gen. John Abizaid, arrived in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, after a vacancy in office as long as 27 months, a period in which relations between Washington and Riyadh complicated increasingly Because of issues including abhorrence Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
"Saudi Arabia and the United States work together every day to protect the security of our two countries, promote prosperity and economic development, and build relations between our two peoples to maintain a strong relationship," the statement quoted Abu Zeid, 68, as saying.
Trump Abizaid was nominated for the post in November last year, and was approved by the Senate in April.
Many in Washington have called for a tougher stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, reinforced by the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his consulate in Turkey last year, and the killing of civilians in a bombing of the Saudi-led coalition in the civil war in Yemen. / H