Saudi Arabia gives UN $100m to fight terrorism

New York - Saudi Arabia on Wednesday gave $100m to the United Nations to support counter-terrorism efforts and called on other countries to do the same.

The donation follows a $500m Saudi gift to the UN effort to help Iraqi refugees fleeing a jihadist advance.

"We have been stung by the evil of terrorism," Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir told reporters.

"We believe that those countries that have not been stung by terrorism seem to be lax in dealing with terrorism in a serious way," he told reporters after presenting a cheque to UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

The funds will go to the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre, set up in 2011 to tackle new security threats from terrorism.

The United States, Germany and Britain have also donated to help run the UN centre.

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Ashley Marks 2014/08/13 11:01:01 PM
What a waste of money - the un are useless
Anthoula Joshua 2014/08/13 11:13:57 PM
Thank you Saudi Arabia. Our prayers are being answered for help for these people. Waiting for more countries to follow. Thank you also for showing that not all who belong to your faith of Islam supports these terrorists. As Christians and true Muslims it goes against our faith.
VoxPopuli 2014/08/13 11:42:38 PM
The saudi's get'n worried that the caliph's caliphate up north is incomplete without Mecca..... Should've thought of that before they started sponsoring the self-appointed caliph whilst he was fighting for them in Syria :-D
Meyer Cronje 2014/08/14 06:02:38 AM
You meant to help the terrorists! UN is deadset against Israel. They only believe what they want and ignore Israel's right to self defense. Who started this? Who breaks all the truces? Who hide behind woman and children? Who have their HQ's in schools, hospitals and churches? Palestines should never have been there in the first place. All the land they're on belong to Israel anyway. Given by God Almighty. UN are just one of Satan's pions. All terrorist support other terrorists. They must it's in their evil being. Their DNA.