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Posted on 24-01-2021 by Admin
06 other countries lost voting rights in UNGA along with Iran: On 18 January 2021, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed that, along with Iran, 06 other countries have lost the right to vote in the UNGA - UNGA due to non-payment of their dues.
Apart from Iran, other countries that have lost voting rights in the UNGA are Libya, Niger, Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe and South Sudan. However, three other countries - Somalia, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe - will be allowed to vote despite not paying, as they have sufficiently demonstrated that they are capable of paying.
In a letter written by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to Turkey s Volkan Bozkir, General Assembly Secretary, it was stated that, according to the United Nations Charter, voting rights in the UNGA of countries that do not pay the UN dues will be suspended.
The Charter of the United Nations states about the suspension of voting rights of various member states, that if a member country fails to pay its fees for more than two years, its voting rights will be suspended.
Iran blames US sanctions for stopping its contribution
Iran s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said that the amount of money designated to pay the United Nations was stuck in two South Korean banks due to US sanctions.