Iran's envoy to the UN expects that the suspension of Iran's right to vote in the United Nations will be lifted soon.

Iran PressAmerica: Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Friday that Iran as a very active member of the international body has always paid its dues on time but unfortunately, due to the unfair anti-Iran sanctions, it has failed to do so for the second consequent year now.

In an interview with the IRNA, he said that the US anti-Iran sanctions which have affected routines in many areas including medicine and medical equipment have also impeded procedures in the United Nations.

Last year, following discussions with the UN officials, he said, Iran finally managed to tackle the issue using its sources outside the country.

Iran does have the resources to pay its dues on time but the oppressive and unilateral sanctions imposed on Iran are preventing Tehran from paying them, he added.

Takht-Ravanchi said, "Iran is already discussing the issue with the UN officials and hoped it will be solved in the shortest time possible."