UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 17 - Saudi Arabia today won a UN Security Council seat for the first time in a new show of determination to make its voice heard, joining Chad, Chile, Lithuania and Nigeria in taking places on the key body.
Saudi U.N. Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi told reporters after the vote that Riyadh supports the Syrian people in their struggle.
"But equally important, if not more so in our opinion, is the Palestinian issue. Because we believe the Palestinian issue is the core issue of the difficulties in the Middle East..."
Saudi Arabia won 176 votes in today's secret ballot. This means that at least 11 of the EU's 28 member states—and probably more—voted for the Wahabi regime.
The Saudis will now help legislate for the world on vital issues like combating terrorism.
Source: UN WATCH