The 193-member UNGeneral Assembly
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
was elected in October to join the 15-membercouncil from Jan. 1, but in an unprecedented move Riyadh
declined 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.