Qatar agrees Saudi decision to quit UN Security Council

October 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Qatar agrees Saudi decision to quit UN Security Council

Doha 20th October 2013: State of Qatar said yesterday it agreed with the reasons stated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to refuse a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Many countries and peoples agree with those reasons outlined by Saudi, especially the Council’s inaction on the Palestinian and Syrian problems, an official source from the Foreign Ministry said.

The state of Qatar hopes that the international organization and its different organs, especially the Security Council will be capable of executing its responsibilities and goals in achieving justice and maintaining international peace and security, according to the source.

Saudi Arabia rejected the seat just hours after achieving a coveted place on the U.N. Security Council, blaming the body for failing to find solutions for world conflicts like the Palestinian cause and the Syrian conflict or clearing the Middle East from weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Arab League Secretary General Nabil Al-Araby also said he supported Saudi’s decision to reject UN Security Council non-permanent seat.


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Ahmad Diyari Kaashif is a Senior Journalist and Head of the International Bureau at Qatar Chronicle

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