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Gulf states, Egypt back Saudi rejection of UN seat

Saudi Arabia's Gulf Arab allies and Egypt have applauded its decision to reject a U.N. Security Council seat in protest at the world body's failure to act on Syria, whose leader is backed by Russia and Shi'ite Iran.   Saudi Arabia turned down a coveted two-year term on the council on Friday in a rare display of anger with what it called “double standards” in the United Nations.   Permanent council members Russia and China have repeatedly blocked resolutions to condemn ...

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