October 28, 2013
Saudi Arabia's Message to Obama
Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
The Associated Press
If Saudi Arabia really wanted to fix the Security Council’s glaring flaws, why would it spurn the seat it had long coveted? Denying itself a voice and a vote on the most influential UN body is a poor strategy for reform. The Saudis’ sudden about-face — which almost surely was ordered by King Abdullah himself — was certainly dramatic. But what was it supposed to accomplish?
TAGGED: United Nations, UN, Middle East, Barack Obama, Saudi Arabia