UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said nine African nations and Iran should lose their voting rights as required under the UN Charter after defaulting on payment of their dues to the United Nations’ operating budget. Iran topped the list of defaulters and needs to pay over $16 million followed by Somalia, which must pay about $1.5 million. The Comoros, Sao Tome and Principe, Libya, Congo, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Niger are the remaining countries that need to settle their accounts in order to have their voting rights restored.