Iran to Regain UN Vote Right As S. Korea Pays Dues
- January, 23, 2022 - 10:53
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian ambassador to the UN said the country is going to regain its voting rights this week after South Korea paid $18 million of Iran’s dues to the United Nations with the funds frozen due to the US sanctions.
Majid Takht Ravanchi confirmed on Saturday night that Iran’s membership dues to the UN have been paid, so the Islamic Republic’s voting right will be reclaimed this week as soon as the transaction is completed.
It came after South Korea said it has paid $18 million of Iran’s dues to the United Nations with won funds blocked under the US sanctions.
The payment was made on Friday in cooperation with the US and the UN after Iran earlier this month urgently asked South Korea to pay the dues, the finance ministry said in a statement Sunday.
Iran has been denied the right to cast its vote on various matters at the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council for a second consecutive year.
The US re-imposed the sanctions after leaving the 2015 agreement with Iran and world powers that had partially suspended the coercive economic measures.