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Biden Picks Career Diplomat Michael Ratney as Envoy to Saudi Arabia

Biden Picks Career Diplomat Michael Ratney as Envoy to Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 23 April, 2022 - 04:15
Michael Ratney. (AFP)

President Joe Biden intends to nominate career diplomat Michael Ratney to be US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, the White House said on Friday.


Ratney previously served as the charge d'affaires at the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the US special envoy for Syria.


Ratney, whose official biography says he speaks Arabic and French, has previously been deputy chief of mission at the US Embassy in Doha and has had tours in Mexico City, Baghdad, Beirut, Casablanca, Bridgetown, and Washington.


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