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Trump to Nominate Retired Army General as US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a retired Army general to be the country's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, as Washington faces pressure to respond to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The White House said Trump has chosen John Abizaid, who as a four-star Army general led the U.S. Central Command during the Iraq war, to be Washington's ambassador in Riyadh. Abizaid must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In addition to...

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