UN General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security Vice-Chair: Saudi Arabia
Mission of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security of the General Assembly:
|The 9/11 hijackers. 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia.|
"The Disarmament and International Security Committee deals with disarmament and related international security questions." (General Assembly - Disarmament and International Security web-site
, "First Committee") Term of office: 2014-2015 Saudi Arabia's Record on Disarmament and International Security:
US embassy cables: Hillary Clinton says Saudi Arabia 'a critical source of terrorist funding:' "...donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide...Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, LeT, and other terrorist groups, including Hamas, which probably raise millions of dollars annually from Saudi sources, often during Hajj and Ramadan. In contrast to its increasingly aggressive efforts to disrupt al-Qa'ida's access to funding from Saudi sources, Riyadh has taken only limited action to disrupt fundraising for the UN 1267-listed Taliban and LeT-groups that are also aligned with al-Qa'ida and focused on undermining stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan." 30 December 2009, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/242073 CONVENTION OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE ON COMBATING INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM:
"Peoples struggle including armed struggle against foreign occupation, aggression, colonialism, and hegemony, aimed at liberation and self-determination in accordance with the principles of international law shall not be considered a terrorist crime" Ratified by Saudi Arabia.