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Saudi Arabia Says No to UN Security Council Seat

Inaction over vital matters in the Middle East was the reason given by the Saudis for rejecting the seat it just won on the UN Security Council

Saudi Arabia will not be assuming its seat on the UN Security Council, citing the body's failure of meeting its responsibilities in maintaining international security and peace

Saudi Arabia will not be assuming its seat on the UN Security Council, citing the body's failure of meeting its responsibilities in maintaining international security and peace

Just a day after having won a seat (for which it had lobbied) for the first time on the United Nations Security Council, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejected the coveted seat.

The reason?

Saudi Arabia … is refraining from taking membership of the U.N. Security Council until it has reformed so it can effectively and practically perform its duties and discharge its responsibilities in maintaining international security and peace,”it said in a Foreign Ministry statement.

What is really going on seems to be that someone at the highest level in the kingdom is furious over international relations with respect to the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia is particularly disgusted by U.S. failure to halt Iran’s move towards hegemony in the region. Close second and third concerns are the failures, in its view, of the U.S. to support the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt and to conclude the ongoing civil war in Syria.  Both of the latter two conflicts are also seen as proxy wars for Iranian control.

Although nearly every nation expressed some level of surprise over the Saudi Security Council seat rejection, the kingdom had sent a strong signal of displeasure last month when the Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal cancelled his speech at the U.N. General Assembly. The reason given at the time was displeasure over the body’s inaction on vital matters in the Middle East.

The only other time anyone can recall that a member nation of the U.N. rejected a seat on the Security Council is back in 195o, when the Soviet Union boycotted its permanent seat for half a year in protest at Taiwan’s occupation of the Chinese seat instead of Beijing.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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16 Responses to “Saudi Arabia Says No to UN Security Council Seat”

  1. Anonymous says:

    … then they beheaded a convicted witch publicly.

  2. Anonymous says:

    … then they beheaded a convicted witch publicly.

  3. George Kafantaris says:

    A friend of my enemy is also my enemy — but not so if he’s still my friend too.

  4. Erdi Çayır says:

    Ahmakça ve APTALCA suçlamalarınız sadece bulaştığınız çamuru temiz birilerini atma çabanızdır. HAKAN FİDAN ve türk haklı her zaman karşınızda olucaktır.

  5. OTTOMAN EMPİRE ! since 1453

  6. :,)) Davut doğru vallaha

  7. ANINDAUK says:

    When the west is no longer dependent upon OPEC oil,  the ME will lost all say in the world

  8. Yener Uysal says:

    israilin cani cok yanmis belliki yoksa niye hakan fidanla ugrassin ,hakan fidan bunlarin kuyruguna iyi basmis canlarinin yandigi ortada adami ölümle tehdit ediyorlar siz kimsiniz ki itrail siz ancak fareler gibi korkunuzdan dünyayi ayaga kaldirirsiniz sizi amerika ortadoguya sürdü bizde sizi ortadogudan tekrar amerikaya sürecegiz ,osmanli kalkiyor ayaga bakalim buna engel olabilecekmisiniz . Osmanliyi yikmakla hersey bitti sandiniz ama biz asla pes demeyiz bunu anlayacak bir kafa yok sizde tarihe bir bakin türklerin savas kaybettigini gördünüzmü hic kaybetmis oldugu savaslarin arkasindan intikami ne kadar aci olmustur bunu iyi ögrenin osmanlinin acisini siz yahudilerden cikaracagiz buna bu ülkede yasayan tüm müslümanlar yeminli korkun bizlerden korkun ki yeni nesil tam bir islamci olacak ve sizleri ortadogudan öldürerek sürecegiz size baska cikis yolu ve yasama sansi tanimiyoruz YA ÖLECEKSINIZ YA DA ÖLECEKSINIZ …

  9. Yener Uysal says:

    öldürdügünüz her müslüman kanina karsilik sizden iki can alacagiz biz FILISTINLILERE BENZEMEYIZ ITRAIL

  10. BAD SAUDI ARABIA, BAD! *Whacks Saudia Arabia on the head with a rolled up newspaper*

  11. Scott Rader says:

    i can't get upset over this, the un is trying to take over! i'd like to kick them out of the u.s. and dissolve all treaties and have our freedom and sovereignty back!

  12. Basha Kline says:

    Saudi must realise how inept the UN is in relation to assisting Israel which means we have a friend after all….!

  13. the Kingdom has the dignity to express the Council's disgusting performance in recent days. recent events demonstrates that the U.N. is no longer seen by many as the proper organ for its reassertions.

  14. Indeed, the U.N. appears more and more impotent on all vital international issues. But the Body isn’t stronger than the member-states does it. And a little help to find by Ban-Ki Who(?).

  15. Nicolle Simon says:

    Is this the same as "the enemy of my enemy is my 'friend'?"

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