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Jordan elected to take Saudi seat on UN Security Council

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The 193-member UN General Assembly elected Jordan to the UN Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected its two-year term in protest at the council’s failure to end the Syria war and act on other Middle East issues.

Saudi Arabia was elected in October to join the 15-member council from Jan. 1, but in an unprecedented move Riyadh declined the role a day after the vote. While unopposed as the replacement, Jordan still needed two-thirds approval by the General Assembly. It was elected with 178 votes on Friday.

Voice of Russia, Reuters
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_06/Jordan-elected-to-take-Saudi-seat-on-UN-Security-Council-3649/

Posted by on December 6, 2013. Filed under Arab World,Asia,Jordan,Saudi Arabia,United Nations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

One Response to Jordan elected to take Saudi seat on UN Security Council

  1. Jaseem Pasha

    December 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Saudi Arabia, in which Muslims, who liked to be called ‘Salafis’, practicing Sunni Islam of Wahhabism, is the only country that openly opposes United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


    THere are only two countries, Saudi Arabia and Israel that do not have a written constitution. Saudi Arabia is the only country that does not have the rule of the law and the judges do not follow even their own precedent and cannot be challenged and only the King can make an exception to any judicial decision made by any judge. Only appeal for mercy is permitted. There is no such thing as “human rights” issues in the country.

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