Russia slams Saudi for rejecting Security Council seat

AFP , Friday 18 Oct 2013

Russia on Friday sharply criticised Saudi Arabia for rejecting membership of the UN Security Council, slamming the kingdom's "strange" argument that the body had failed over the Syria conflict.

"We are surprised by Saudi Arabia's unprecedented decision," the foreign ministry said in a statement. "The kingdom's arguments arouse bewilderment and the criticism of the UN Security Council in the context of the Syria conflict is particularly strange," it added.

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