Michael Alan Ratney confirmed as US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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Wed, 2023-03-15 09:06

The US Senate confirmed Michael Alan Ratney as the ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a voice vote on Tuesday.

Ratney, who was nominated by US President Joe Biden, currently serves in the United States Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute.

His career has seen him serving as the State Department’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Levant and Israel and Palestinian Affairs, and was the U.S. Special Envoy for Syria. Before that Ratney was the US Consul General in Jerusalem.

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