Saudi Arabia gives up seat on the Security Council of the UN!

Saudi Arabia has resigned today Friday rotating seat on the Security Council of the UN to which he was elected yesterday. The decision, which is unprecedented, aims to expose the double standards and the futility of that forum, according to the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The note refers to the civil war in Syria, unique among the Arab revolts in which the kingdom has backed the rebels against the government, and also the lack of solution to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Saudi Arabia has resigned today Friday rotating seat on the Security Council of the UN to which he was elected yesterday. The decision, which is unprecedented, aims to expose the double standards and the futility of that forum, according to the statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The note refers to the civil war in Syria, unique among the Arab revolts in which the kingdom has backed the rebels against the government, and also the lack of solution to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

“The kingdom believes that the method and working mechanism and the double standards of the Security Council to prevent him out properly their responsibilities for world peace,” says the text published by the official news agency SPA.

The announcement follows the cancellation last month and for the same reason the speech the Saudi foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, had planned to give to that forum. Both gestures convey the growing unrest of the Saudi rulers with the attitude of the Security Council, where Russia and China (two of the five members with veto power) have blocked Western efforts to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“Let the ruling regime in Syria kill people and burn their chemical weapons before the entire world without dissuasive sanctions is clear proof of the inability of the Security Council to fulfill its duty and assume their responsibilities,” explains the Foreign Ministry note.

Unlike the rest of the Arab revolts in Syria, Riyadh has openly aligned with the rebels seeking to overthrow Assad. In fact, Saudi officials felt like a betrayal to renounce U.S. attack in exchange for the dismantling of Syrian chemical weapons. Although in line with its discretion not made ​​official statements, his commentators have attributed this shift to a pact with Iran , fearing to their detriment.

“Saudi Arabia is very upset with the Security Council and its actions not only Iran but also Syria. He feels that he is leaving out and sees its security at risk as a result “plays Theodore Karasik, director of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis (INEGMA) in Dubai. Although in the case of Iran, the main actor is the U.S. approach, the analyst said that Riyadh has differences with almost all permanent members (U.S., China, Russia, UK and France).

“The decision of the UK to bring to Parliament intervention in Syria, then followed by Obama, ruined the Saudi strategy,” says Karasik. Now, just sit five in Geneva with Iran and reduce the penalties contemplated in exchange for greater transparency in its nuclear program. “This reinforces the theory [commentators widespread among Saudis] that the West will reach an agreement with Tehran, apart from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies,” he adds.

The resignation has surprised even more because it was the first time that Saudi Arabia had been postulated as a nonpermanent member of the Council, a position rotary for a period of two years should start next January 1 next to Chad, Chile, Nigeria and Lithuania. His interest had been interpreted as a sign that he wanted more directly involved in finding a solution to both the Syrian War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“The Palestinian issue has lasted for 65 years without a settlement,” laments the Saudi text also recalls that the Council has failed to rid the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction, a thinly veiled reference to Israel’s nuclear capability.

After thanking the support to countries that supported him, the statement adds that you can not take his place in the Council until reforms are introduced. However, it does not explain what specific changes expected.

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