SAUDI ARABIA REJECTS SEAT ON UN SECURITY COUNCIL

Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war.The Saudi discontent stems from its frustration with longtime ally United States. The two are at odds over a number of Mideast issues, including how Washington has handled some of the region’s crises, particularly in Egypt and Syria. It also comes as ties between the U.S. and Iran, the Saudi’s regional foe, appear to be improving following a recent telephone conversation between President Barack Obama and Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani.

what it wants to achieve by rejecting the seat?

Source: hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_SAUDI_UN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-10-18-05-24-25

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