TRUMP’S PICK FOR SAUDI AMBASSADOR IS EXPERT ON HEZBOLLAH AND IRAN | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

TRUMP’S PICK FOR SAUDI AMBASSADOR IS EXPERT ON HEZBOLLAH AND IRAN

US President Donald Trump nominated retired general John Abizaid as ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He has opposed the Iranian nuclear program, but also urged Israeli restraint in confronting it. As an observer for the UN in 1985 Abizaid saw some of Hezbollah’s first terror attacks and has spoken about the threat of terrorism in the region. His nomination comes at a crucial juncture for US-Saudi relations and also Riyadh’s role in the region. Abizaid will fill a spot that has been open for several years. A former US Central Command, Abizaid has a long background in the Middle East and its wars.

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