Source: Saudi Arabia scrapped UN speech in protest over Syria, Israel

By REUTERS
October 3, 2013 12:48

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's frustration at international inaction over Syria and the Palestinians led it to cancel its speech at the United Nations General Assembly for the first time ever this week, a diplomatic source said.

Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal had been scheduled to deliver an address to the general assembly on Tuesday afternoon.

"The Saudi decision... reflects the kingdom's dissatisfaction with the position of the UN. on Arab and Islamic issues, particularly the issue of Palestine that the UN has not been able to solve in more than 60 years, as well as the Syrian crisis," said the source.


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