Russia: Saudi Arabia's decline of Security Council seat 'strange'

The Russian Foreign Ministry responded with surprise to Saudi Arabia's decline of a seat on the UN Security Council.


Earlier, Saudi Arabia stated that its decline is due to the Council's "double standards," which prevents it to resolve conflicts, including the Syrian civil war. "The Saudi Arabian Kingdom's argument is strange, and the criticism on the Security Council regarding the Syrian conflict is especially bizarre," said the Russian statement. (AFP)