Senate approves nomination of new US ambassador to Iraq

Senate approves nomination of new US ambassador to Iraq

2019/3/7 12:07

Senate approves nomination of new US ambassador to Iraq{International: Al Furat News} The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has endorsed the nomination of the new US ambassador.
The agency said in a meeting Wednesday on the nomination of [Matthew Toler] the new ambassador to the United States to Iraq. ”
Toller, a Washington ambassador to Sanaa, defended US support for the Saudi alliance in Yemen.
The White House announced last November that President Donald Trump nominated Toller for the post of US ambassador to Iraq, replacing former ambassador Douglas Seelman, who spent nearly two years as ambassador to Baghdad.
Toller is the US ambassador to Yemen since 2014 and was a former ambassador to Kuwait, as he has worked in the embassies of Washington in Cairo, Baghdad, Kuwait and Riyadh.
Toler has also worked for the State Department as deputy director of the North Gulf office and in charge of the Egyptian office.
The new Ambassador of Iraq holds a bachelor’s degree from Prigham Yang University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University, an SIA Intelligence Award and two Presidential Honorary Awards, a Baker Wilkins Award from the State Department for the post of Deputy Chief of Mission, and fluent in Arabic.

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