OIC supports Saudi Arabia’s UN rejection
JEDDAHSaudi Arabia’s rejection of a seat on the U.N. Security Council shows that country is keen for the U.N. to reform, according to the head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu said Oct. 21 that the decision reflected Saudi Arabia’s “keenness to achieve the desired reform of the United Nations organs, especially the Security Council.”
Saudi Arabia angrily rejected a U.N. Security Council seat last week, accusing the body of “double standards” over the Syria war and other trouble spots in an unprecedented diplomatic broadside.
İhsanoğlu noted that the OIC member states have a direct and vital interest in the Security Council reform recalling their demand for an appropriate representation on the Counc