Trump pick for envoy to Saudi grilled at confirmation hearing

General John Abizaid's nomination comes at a time when Riyadh is under global scrutiny.

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    The US Congress has held a confirmation hearing for US President Donald Trump's pick for his new ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    General John Abizaid faced tough questions about how he sees the Saudi-US alliance.

    His nomination comes at a time when Riyadh is under global scrutiny for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and its involvement in the war in Yemen.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.


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