The support could significantly improve chance of a seat for the Jewish state.
Last month, Palestinians were left wondering, as a Saudi newspaper took Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s side in a dispute with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Members of the Council called on Iran to “protect diplomatic and consular property and personnel, and to respect fully their international obligations.”
“The changes that the Middle East has experienced in recent years have created a set of joint interests between the two countries,” said Dr. Michal Yaari, an expert on Saudi foreign policy.
Raif Badawi was subjected to the first 50 lashes a week ago and was due to be flogged again after Friday prayers.
Saudi Arabia's elderly monarch was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for medical tests, state media said.
States that support terror overwhelmingly control the UN. They mouth the words of moderation, but defend nations that give sanctuary to terrorists.