Jordan secures UN Security Council seat

Photo: Jordan secures UN Security Council seat / Arabic region

The UN General Assembly voted nearly unanimously on Friday to grant Jordan a non-permanent Security Council seat, state news agency Petra reported.

The agency added that 178 out of 179 General Assembly member states voted in favour of Jordan's bid, dpa reported.

The seat had become vacant in October after Saudi Arabia turned it down in protest against what it called the world body's "failure" to solve the Palestinian and Syrian crises.

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