New U.S. ambassador to Saudi arrives in Riyadh after two-year gap

FILE PHOTO: Retired four-star Army General John Abizaid testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

RIYADH (Reuters) – The new U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, retired general John Abizaid, arrived in Riyadh on Thursday, an embassy statement said, filling a position vacant since President Donald Trump took office more than two years ago. Washington has not had an ambassador in Riyadh since January 2017, a 27-month period in which U.S.-Saudi […]

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