in the Midst of diplomatic tensions between the United States and Saudi Arabia has been selected US President Donald Trump a new Ambassador for the Kingdom. He will nominate the longest-serving commander of U.S. Central command, John Abizaid, announced Trump. In January 2017 the US Embassy post in Saudi is vacant Arabia.

Four-star General Abizaid was from 2003 to 2007, commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central command, which is, among other things, for the Middle East and the military intervention in Iraq is responsible. The Post he had taken over shortly after the invasion of U.S. troops in Iraq in the spring of 2003.

The 67-Year-old Lebanese-Christian ancestors, and speaks fluent Arabic. At the elite American University of Harvard he wrote a thesis on decision-making processes to defense spending in Saudi Arabia. His nomination for Ambassador in Riyadh still needs to be from the U.S. Senate confirmed. Since the former General in Washington, enjoys a high Reputation, is a confirmation as safe.

Saudi Arabia is an important ally of the United States. The killing of the government critic, Jamal Khashoggi has burdened the relations between the two countries. Given the tensions, the Absence of a U.S. Ambassador in Saudi Arabia has been particularly evident.

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