Saudi Arabia recently turned the UN seat down
In October, Saudi Arabia surprised the world organisation by rejecting the coveted seat on the 15-member council in protest over the UNs failure to end Syrias civil war, resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict and end nuclear proliferation in the region.
Jordan still needs the support of a two-thirds majority in the UN General Assembly to win one of the Security Councils 10 rotating two-year seats. The US, Russia, China, France and the UK hold the other five permanent seats.
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