Saudi Arabia Names Ambassador To Iraq

Published February 21, 2012 12:09PM (EST)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's foreign minister says Saudi Arabia has named an ambassador to Baghdad for the first time since Saddam Hussein's troops invaded Kuwait in 1990.

Hoshyar Zebari said that the new ambassador will arrive in Baghdad in the near future to submit his credentials, but he will not be residing in Iraq.

Zebari welcomes the Saudi move as "a good restart" in relations between the oil-rich Sunni kingdom and Shiite-led government in Baghdad.

By Salon Staff

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