Saudi Arabia to reopen Baghdad embassy after 25-year chill

January 3, 2015 12:46 PM

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi delegation will travel to Baghdad in the coming week to start preparations to reopen an embassy in the Iraqi capital for the first time in 25 years, official Saudi media said on Saturday.

A thaw in the once chilly relations between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite-led Iraq could help strengthen a regional alliance against Islamic State militants who have seized territory in Iraq and Syria.

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