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Saudi Arabia Cuts Down U.N. Security Council Membership

RIYADH(18th October, 2013): Saudi Arabia on Friday turned down membership in the United Nations Security Council, accusing the powerful body of “double-standards” a day after it won a seat on it.

Saudi Arabia turns down U.N. Security Council membership

“Therefore Saudi Arabia… has no other option but to turn down Security

Council membership until it is reformed and given the means to accomplish its duties and assume its responsibilities in preserving the world’s peace and security,” the Saudi foreign ministry said in a statement. AFP