Saudi Arabia declines UN Security Council Seat
Showing disappointment over the inability of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues, Saudi Arabia refused an esteemed seat on the UNSC.
It cited the Security Council’s failure to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, take measures to end Syria’s civil war and curb nuclear proliferation in the region as the reason behind its turning down the membership. On the contrary, it accused the global body of perpetuating conflicts and grievances.
Saudi Arabia was one of five countries elected by the UN’s General Assembly to serve a two-year term as a non-permanent member on the 15-member Security Council.