Politics 31-10-2018

UN General Assembly addresses the need to end the US blockade To Cuba

During the first session the speeches of the groups of countries and members of the UN, including the US delegation, regarding the blockade against Cuba will be heard.

The General Assembly of the United Nations ( UN) is addressing on Wednesday the draft resolution to end the blockade exercised by the United States. against Cuba , under intense pressure from the US delegation.

Previously, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez denounced that the US delegation presented eight amendments to delay the vote and hinder the resolution that would definitively end the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed from Washington.

During this first session, which will last two days, the speeches of the groups of countries and members of the UN, including the US delegation, will be heard.

The promotion of the US document with the amendments, it was considered by Rodriguez as a dissuasive tactic, since the writing seeks to change the spirit of the resolution to condemn the blockade.

"We are confident that the amendments proposed by the US will be rejected and that the Cuban resolution will receive overwhelming majority support, as in the past," said the diplomat.

Only last year, 191 of the 193 UN member states voted in favor of ending the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by Washington on the Caribbean island. Only the United States and Israel were against and there was no abstention.

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