Iran denounces UN voting right suspension, slams US sanctions for failure to pay membership dues

he Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly denounces suspension of its right to vote at the United Nations, stressing that the United States’ cruel sanctions have brought about the situation.

Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks on Wednesday after the Islamic Republic was denied the right to cast its vote on various matters at the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council, due to the sanctions that prevent the country from paying up its membership dues for a second consecutive year.

“As a founding and active member of the world body, Iran considers itself duty-bound to fully and timely pay its membership fee at the UN and other international agencies and organizations,” he noted.

However, the country has come across some difficulties concerning payment matters as a result of “the US’s oppressive and illegal sanctions,” the official added.

The US returned the sanctions around four years ago after leaving the 2015 agreement with Iran and world powers that had partially suspended the coercive economic measures.

 

Source: Press TV

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