Saudi Arabia reassigns ambassador to Iraq after controversy

October 16, 2016 6:47 AM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia says it has reassigned its ambassador to Iraq, months after he claimed that Iranian-backed Shiite militias were plotting to assassinate him.

A royal decree issued early Sunday from King Salman announced Thamer al-Sabhan would be a minister of state for the Gulf region.

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