Jordan elected to take Saudi seat on UN Security Council

The 193-member UNGeneral Assembly elected Jordan to the UN Security Council onFriday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected its two-year termin protest at the council's failure to end the Syria war and acton other Middle East issues.
Saudi Arabia was elected in October to join the 15-membercouncil from Jan. 1, but in an unprecedented move Riyadhdeclined the role a day after the vote.
While unopposed as thereplacement, Jordan still needed two-thirds approval by theGeneral Assembly. It was elected with 178 votes on Friday.
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