Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure

KeylorLos Angeles Times
William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences

A day after the United Nations elected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for “double standards” and failure to protect peace…

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“What an extraordinary outburst from the Saudi government against the U.N. Security Council. I can only imagine that it reflects some kind of power struggle within the Saudi leadership. The way it was done, in a really quite strong denunciation of the Security Council, as far as I can recall is unprecedented.”

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