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Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Saudi-U.S. tensions rising amid Ratney’s presentation of credentials?note

The newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia Michael Ratney, handed his credentials last Thursday (27/4/2023) to Saudi Deputy Minister for Protocol Affairs Abdulmajeed Al-Smari.

The U.S. Department of State is said to have found it surprising that the credentials were not personally received by the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, as this has been the practice for many years.

Meanwhile, emerging tensions between the Kingdom and the U.S. are said to be present.

What are these tensions about?

What is the Saudi view on the Deputy Minister for Protocol Affairs receiving the credentials instead of the Foreign Minister?

Tactical Report has prepared a 319-word report to answer these questions and more. 


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