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Newsline: Iran names ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Iran has named an ambassador to Saudi Arabia, state media reported, sealing a thaw in relations more than seven years after the regional rivals severed ties. The new envoy, Alireza Enayati, previously served as Iran’s ambassador to Kuwait, assistant to the foreign minister and director general of Gulf affairs at the foreign ministry, the English-language Iran Daily said. (https://news.yahoo.com/iran-names-ambassador-saudi-seven-093050679.html) There was no immediate confirmation of his appointment from the foreign ministry of the Islamic republic. The Middle East heavyweights, after years of discord, signed a surprise reconciliation agreement in China on March 10.

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