World Bulletin/News Desk
Saudi Arabia’s rejection of a seat on the UN Security Council on Friday shows that the Middle Eastern country is keen for the UN to reform, says the head of a top Islamic organisation.
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Monday that the decision reflects Saudi Arabia’s “keenness to achieve the desired reform of the United Nations organs, especially the Security Council.” The OIC Secretary General noted that the OIC Member States have a direct and vital interest in the UNSC reform recalling their demand for an appropriate representation on the UNSC.
Saudi Arabia, elected as the non-permanent member for UN Security Council, rejected its seat last Friday, accusing the UN of being ineffective in dealing with international conflicts.
On the other hand, a close ally of Saudi Arabia discloses its discontent with the rejection. Kuwaiti Deputy FM, Khaled Al-Jarallah, says his country tries to reserve the decision since Riyadh “is an influential country and will have a concrete role in the Security Council for the next two years." He also stated that his country shares Saudi Arabia's "frustration and pain" over UN Security Council's failure to live up to its responsibility to preserving international peace and security.Last Mod: 21 Ekim 2013, 13:23