Iran works to end UN voting rights suspension

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, said that negotiations were underway between Tehran and the world body to lift the suspension of the country's voting rights at the General Assembly and enable the Islamic Republic to pay its membership dues.

Speaking to Iranian media, Takht-Ravanchi expressed his hope that the talks would soon yield favourable results, reports Xinhua news agency. He noted that Iran, as an active UN member, has always been committed to paying up its membership dues on time and has proven this in practice. Takht-Ravanchi's remarks came as Iran has failed to pay its membership fee for the second consecutive year due to the sanctions imposed by the US.