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France says shares ‘frustration’ of Saudi on Security Council


French Foreign Ministry
French Foreign Ministry
AFP, Paris, 18 Oct 2013 - France said Friday it shared Saudi Arabia’s frustration after Riyadh rejected membership of the UN Security Council over “double-standards” in resolving world conflicts, namely Syria.
“We have an ongoing dialogue on the subject of Syria with Saudi Arabia. We share its frustration after the Security Council’s paralysis,” French foreign ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said, noting that France is proposing reforms to the council’s veto rights.