President Trump names former army general, John Abizaid as ambassador to Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump has named a former army general John Abizaid as ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a post that has been vacant since Joseph Westphal left in January 2017.

Abizaid is prominent for his stint as the longest-chief of US Central Command – of which the Middle East is part – starting shortly after the Iraq war in 2003 all the way through to 2007.



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