Arab states urge Saudi Arabia to keep UN Security Council seat

By REUTERS
October 20, 2013 00:14

 
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UNITED NATIONS - The Arab Group at the United Nations urged Saudi Arabia on Saturday to reconsider its decision to renounce a rotating seat on the Security Council to protest the 15-nation body's failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues.

"We hope that they (Saudi Arabia), which are amongst the blessed who represent the Arab and Islamic world at this important and historical stage, specifically for the Middle East region ... maintain their membership in the Security Council," the Arab Group's statement said.

The group appealed to the kingdom to "continue their brave role in defending our issues specifically at the rostrum of the Security Council."

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