The new US ambassador in Baghdad and his relationship with the CIA?

Release date: 2019/6/9 19:03

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim received a copy of the credentials of the US ambassador to Baghdad, Matthew Teuler.

“The two sides discussed ways to enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries and the importance of enhancing cooperation opportunities at various levels to meet the aspiration of the two peoples,” a foreign ministry statement said.

“The Foreign Ministry is ready to provide all the conditions that enable it to perform its tasks to the fullest, wishing him success and success in his work,” he said.


May 17, the US Senate approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Matthew Toller as US ambassador to Baghdad.

Toller was the US ambassador to Yemen for five years, before leaving office a few days ago to prepare for his new post, at a time of increasing tension between the United States and Iran neighboring Iraq.

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 Brigham Yang University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University, an CIA 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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