Saudi Arabia rejects UNSC seat over ‘failure to deal with conflicts’
Posted by satyrikon στο Οκτωβρίου 18, 2013
Saudi Arabia, an advocate of foreign military intervention against Syria’s government, has rejected its rotating seat on the UN Security Council, saying the body cannot deal with international conflicts.
The Gulf kingdom for the first time won on Thursday a place among non-permanent members of the top international security body, along with Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria.
But a day after an election at the UN General Assembly awarded the position, Saudi Arabia rejected the honor.
The Council is “incapable of ending wars and resolving conflicts” Saudi foreign ministry explained the move in a statement.
The diplomatic demarche comes weeks after the Security Council passed a resolution which supports a Russia-brokered deal under which Syria revealed its chemical weapons stockpiles and agreed to destroy them.
A group of international inspectors is currently working in Syria destroying its chemical weapons capabilities. It has so far verified half of Damascus’ information on…
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