Saudi Re-Opens Iraq Embassy after 25 Years By Editor on 18th December 2015 in Politics, Security By John Lee. Saudi Arabia has re-opened its embassy in Baghdad, 25 years after relations were broken over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The embassy will have an initial staff of 35 people, and a consulate is expected to open later in Erbil. Diplomatic relations were restored in 2004 after the toppling of the Saddam Hussein regime. (Source: AFP) (Diplomacy image via Shutterstock) Related posts: No related posts.