Iraq sends Syria first ambassador in decades

Iraq will send Syria its first ambassador since around the time Saddam Hussein became president in 1979, a government official said on Wednesday.

Iraq sends Syria first ambassador in decades

Alaa al-Jawadi would leave on Wednesday to become Iraq's new envoy in Damascus, Mohammed al-Haj Hamoud, Iraq's deputy foreign minister, told Reuters.

Last October Damascus posted its first ambassador to Iraq since Saddam's takeover in Iraq strained ties with Syria, which for decades has been governed by a rival branch of the pan-Arab Baath party.

Reuters
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