360° Coverage : Arab nations urge Saudi Arabia to rethink UNSC seat

1 Updates
Arab nations urge Saudi Arabia to rethink UNSC seat
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Arab nations urge Saudi Arabia to rethink UNSC seat

Oct 19 2013, 8:28pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) The Arab Group at the United Nations has appealed to Saudi Arabia to reconsider its unprecedented refusal to sit as an elected member of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

United Nations, Oct 20 — The Arab Group at the United Nations has appealed to Saudi Arabia to reconsider its unprecedented refusal to sit as an elected member of the UN Security Council (UNSC)....

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

40 weeks ago

Arab nations urge Saudi Arabia to rethink UNSC seat

Oct 19 2013, 8:28pm CDT | by IANS

United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) The Arab Group at the United Nations has appealed to Saudi Arabia to reconsider its unprecedented refusal to sit as an elected member of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

United Nations, Oct 20 — The Arab Group at the United Nations has appealed to Saudi Arabia to reconsider its unprecedented refusal to sit as an elected member of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

Saudi Arabian leaders should "maintain their membership in the Security Council and continue their brave role in defending our issues specifically at the rostrum of the Security Council", reported Xinhua citing the Arab Group in a statement.

Riyadh stunned the international community Friday in announcing that it was rejecting the two-year rotating seat on the Security Council it had campaigned for and was elected to in a UN General Assembly election Thursday.

The Arab envoys have expressed "understanding and respect for the position of the brothers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," paying respect to Riyadh for representing "the Arab and Islamic world at this important and historical stage, specifically for the Middle East region," according to the brief statement.

It was only Friday that Saudi foreign ministry announced it was "refraining from taking membership of the UN Security Council until it has reformed so it can effectively and practically perform its duties and discharge its responsibilities in maintaining international security and peace".

The announcement even caught off guard the Saudi Arabian Mission to the UN.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has lauded Saudi Arabia's call to reform the UNSC to enable it to effectively and practically carry out its duties.

In a statement, Abdul Latif Bin Rushid Al Zayani, secretary general of the GCC, stressed on the importance of the call to achieve a fundamental reform in the system of the UNSC in a way to support the council.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ankle tag monitoring for binge drinkers in London
London, July 31 (IANS) London mayor Boris Johnson Thursday launched the first scheme in Britain that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags.
 
 
Algerians observe minute of silence in solidarity with Gaza
Algiers, July 31 (IANS) Algerian officials Thursday declared their country's solidarity with the distressed population in the Gaza Strip by observing a minute of silence, a symbolic gesture of support for Palestinians as Israel continues to pummel the embattled coastal enclave.
 
 
Mexican journalist murdered at home
Mexico City, July 31 (IANS/EFE) A Mexican journalist was found stabbed to death in his home in the town of Guadalupe in the country's north central Zacatecas, sources said Thursday.
 
 
International experts arrive at MH17 crash site
Kiev, July 31 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) along with four Dutch and Australian experts arrived at the crash site of the Malaysian passenger airliner in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region, the OSCE mission in Ukraine said in a statement Thursday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, July 31 (IANS) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.21 a barrel Wednesday, against $105.44 Tuesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Moeen Ali spins a web as England tie series with big win (Roundup)
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ankle tag monitoring for binge drinkers in London
London, July 31 (IANS) London mayor Boris Johnson Thursday launched the first scheme in Britain that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags. Aiming to...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Algerians observe minute of silence in solidarity with Gaza
Algiers, July 31 (IANS) Algerian officials Thursday declared their country's solidarity with the distressed population in the Gaza Strip by observing a minute of silence, a symbolic gesture of support for Palestinians...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India vs England: Third Test, Day 5 scoreboard
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard on Day 5 of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Thursday: England (first innings) 569/7 declared India (first...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ebola outbreak not a global threat: Report
London, July 31 (IANS) The deadly Ebola virus does not pose a global threat, a latest report has claimed, adding that as long as the virus continues to infect people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, there is small...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Aishwarya's beehive buzzes in Glasgow (CWG Diary)
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The Indian touch in Glasgow is just not limited to the Games. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's hairdo has been making waves in the Commonwealth Games fashion circuit. Rai was here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Robert Drew dead
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Robert L. Drew, an award-winning director and pioneer of the cinema verite genre, is dead. He was 90. Contactmusic.com reports that his family announced that he had died Wednesday. "He had...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Social media obsession goes up when abroad: Study
London, July 31 (IANS) If posting, tweeting to tagging ourselves at different locations has become a trend, latest research says that many Britons become 16 times more addicted to social media while holidaying....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Getting chatty with meow chat
New York, July 31 (IANS) A new chat app is on the prowl, stalking users on social networks like a cat. Meow chat is an instant messaging app that has got a relaunch with new, popular features. In the last few days,...
Read more on Ad Balla