Saudi Arabia

Tension in ties

Print edition : November 29, 2013

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh on November 3. Photo: JASON REED/AP

Saudi Arabia, piqued by its failure to get the U.S. to effect a regime change in Syria, refuses to take its hard-won seat in the Security Council, accusing the U.N. body of "double standards" and "inability to perform its duties" in Syria.
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