On November 7, the White House announced the president’s intent to nominate Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. The WH released the following brief bio:
Matthew H. Tueller of Utah, to be to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq.
Ambassador Tueller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, rank of Minister-Counselor, is currently United States Ambassador to Yemen. Previously, he served as United States Ambassador to Kuwait, Deputy Chief of Mission at United States Embassy Cairo, Political Minister Counselor at United States Embassy Baghdad, Deputy Chief of Mission at United States Embassy Kuwait, Counselor for Political Affairs at United States Embassy Riyadh, and Deputy Director for the Office of Northern Gulf Affairs in the Department of State. Ambassador Tueller received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and his M.P.P. from Harvard University. He is the recipient of the CIA Director’s Seal Award, two Presidential Meritorious Honor Awards, and the Department of State’s Baker-Wilkins Award for Outstanding Deputy Chief of Mission. Ambassador Tueller is fluent in Arabic.
Utahn Matthew Tueller, who is currently America’s ambassador to Yemen, would be the United States' top diplomat in Baghdad if confirmed by the Senatehttps://t.co/hopLGhDbVx
— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) November 9, 2018
Amb. Matthew H. Tueller to serve as US ambassador to Iraq. Tueller has served in Yemen since May 2014 https://t.co/NbV867cYta
— ChrisHerter's BowTie (@ColdWarBowTie) November 8, 2018
Amb Matthew #Tueller attended a meeting of Quad Ambassadors to discuss economic issues at @mohdsalj office at the @SaudiDRPY. All agreed economic issues are at the root of the humanitarian crisis in #Yemen, and economic solutions are integral to any political solution. pic.twitter.com/snspwelO2R
— US Embassy Yemen (@USEmbassyYemen) October 23, 2018
- Officially In: Matthew H. Tueller to Kuwait City
- Swearing-In With JK: Matthew Tueller, Deborah Birx, Daniel Smith, Catherine Novelli, Charles Rivkin
- @StateDept Lays Off 360 Local Staff at U.S. Embassy Yemen
- Photo of the Day: Back in the U.S.A.
- Ambassadors Crocker, Ford, Jeffrey and Neumann: Why we need to keep our ambassador in Yemen
- Confirmations: Childress, Malinowski, Birx, Whitaker, Tueller, Westphal