Saudi Arabia gives UN $100 mn to fight terrorism

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday gave USD 100 million to the United Nations to support counter-terrorism efforts and called on other countries to do the same.

AFP| Last Updated: Aug 14, 2014, 03:23 AM IST

United Nations: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday gave USD 100 million to the United Nations to support counter-terrorism efforts and called on other countries to do the same.

The donation follows a USD 500 million 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.