Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, criticizes U.N. body

in 2013, Associated Press, Charles Dunbar, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers
October 19th, 2013

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Charles Dunbar, College of Arts & Sciences

Just hours after winning a coveted place on the U.N. Security Council for the first time, Saudi Arabia did a stunning about-face Friday and rejected the seat, denouncing the body for failing to resolve world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war…

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“It is hard not to think that Riyadh’s decision reflects an overall cooling of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Syria and Iran would seem to be the two most prominent reasons for the downturn in relations.”

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