Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations It said this week that Iran would lose its voting rights in the General Assembly. After failing to pay fees to the multilateral organization’s operating budget
In a letter to General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir Guterres said the democratic regime, along with countries including the Central African Republic and Somalia, was overdue. Iran will not be able to vote. But earlier resolutions have allowed some countries to including Somalia Still voting in the current session which will end in September
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Iran will have to pay $16,251,298 to regain voting rights, compared with the $1,443,640 it owes Somalia and the $29,395 it owes the Central African Republic.
The UN Charter says members owed equal to or greater than the amount of contributions in the past two years lose their rights – but also allow the General Assembly to decide that non-payment is out of control and allow it to continue voting.
UN WATCHDOG: Missing access to important Iranian data since Feb 23
Iran and UN movements are being watched carefully. Because it appears to be returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal organized by the UN Security Council. Negotiations are ongoing to bring the entire US which left during the Trump administration. and Iran back into the deal
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Meanwhile, the United States has reentered the United Nations institutions that the Trump administration withdrew. This includes the controversial World Health Organization and the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Ben Evansky and The Associated Press of Fox News contributed to the report.