U.N. Security Council to discuss Gambia political crisis on Monday


Gambia's President Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit ...
Gambia's President Al Hadji Yahya Jammeh attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit on Margarita Island, file. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Monday to discuss the refusal by Gambia’s ruling President Yahya Jammeh to step down, diplomats said, a move the 15-member body condemned in a statement on Saturday.

U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman will brief the council behind closed doors. Jammeh had quickly conceded defeat to Barrow after a presidential election on Dec. 1. But in an about-face on Friday that drew international condemnation, he denounced the results.

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