Iran regains UN vote after US grants UN payment
Iran regained its vote in the UN General Assembly on Friday after the United States allowed Tehran to use funds frozen in South Korea to pay around $ 16 million it owed the world body.
Iran lost its vote in the 193-member general assembly in January because it was more than two years behind. It owed more than $ 65 million in total but paid the minimum amount required to win its vote back.
“Iran has paid the minimum amount due,” said UN spokesman Farhan Haq on Friday and confirmed that Iran can vote again.
Iran says $ 20 billion of its oil revenues in countries like South Korea, Iraq and China have been frozen since 2018 due to sanctions from then-US President Donald Trump.
“Illegal US sanctions have not only withheld medicine from our people, they have also prevented Iran from …