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Saudi Arabia Turns Down UN Security Council Spot

Saudi Arabia has turned down a spot on the United Nations Security Council because of what it called double standards that are hampering the body's effectiveness. The Saudi foreign ministry said on Friday that it would not join the 15-member Security Council until unspecified reforms were undertaken to allow it to "preserve the world's peace and security." Saudi Arabia has blasted the council in the past for failing to pass resolutions that would punish Syrian President ...

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