UN (IP) - Iran paid off the arrears it owed to the United Nations and restored its voting rights in the international organization.

Iran press/ America:  Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi confirmed the restoration of his country's right to vote in the body. 

Also, in a Friday tweet, Takht Ravanchi wrote: "After more than 6 months of working on it, the UN today announced it has received the funds."

He said: "Illegal US sanctions have not just deprived our people of medicine; they have also prevented Iran from paying our dues in arrears to the UN".

"ALL inhumane sanctions must be lifted NOW," the Iranian envoy stressed.