Iran, Venezuela, Sudan, And Five Other Countries Lose UN Voting Rights

Eight countries have lost their right to vote in the United Nations General Assembly  

DW: Iran, Venezuela and Sudan and others lose UN voting rights 

In total, 11 countries are behind on membership dues, and eight have had their right to vote suspended. 

Iran has blamed US sanctions for the lack of funds. Iran, Venezuela and Sudan have lost their right to vote at the United Nations due to unpaid dues, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. 

In total, 11 countries are behind in their payments, of which eight have lost their right to vote in the UN assembly. 

The five other countries that have lost their right to vote are Antigua and Barbuda, Congo, Guinea, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. 

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Update #1: Iran, Venezuela and Sudan lose UN voting rights with 5 more (AP)  

Update #2: Iran, Venezuela, Sudan among 8 countries losing right to vote at UN over unpaid dues (AFP)  

Update #3: Iran, Venezuela, six other UN members lose voting rights because of unpaid dues (Middle East Monitor)  

WNU Editor: The eight countries that have lost their voting rights are Iran, Venezuela, Sudan, Antigua and Barbuda, Congo, Guinea, Papua New Guinea, and Vanuatu. The African nations of Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe and Somalia are behind in their payments, but have been given an exception in view of their current situation. No mention of Afghanistan.

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