U.S. blockade gets resounding international rejection at UN General Assembly
Havana, November 13 (RHC)-- Representatives of several UN member countries expressed their resounding condemnation of the U.S. economic blockade of the Cuba, ahead of the UN General Assembly vote on a Cuban draft resolution demanding the lifting of the unilateral U.S. measure.
Addressing the plenary of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, representatives form Mexico, India, Brazil, Chile, Cape Verde, Barbados, among others ratified their rejection of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, highlighting the harmful and illegal character of that policy.
During the discussions previous to the voting of the draft resolution on the necessity of ending the U.S.economic siege against Cuba, the diplomats also expressed their government’s concern over the damaging impact of the U.S.hostile measure on the Cuban people and economy.
They also recalled the overwhelming support within the UN body against the U.S.siege that has cost the Cuban people hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars and great psychological strain.
An editorial published in on Monday by Granma newspaper recalls that last year, the Cuban resolution titled was adopted by 186 out of 193 UN member states, with only the United States and Israel against, plus the abstention of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau.
The Granma editorial notes that a number of countries have called on the White House to end their criminal policy, in a claim based on the principles of international law, multilateralism, freedom of commerce and navigation, peaceful coexistence and the rights of nations to choose and develop their own future.
The article points out that the U.S. blockade is the main obstacle for the economic and social development of the Caribbean nation and that the damage inflicted on Cuba has translated into one trillion 66 billion dollars, plus invaluable human loss of life and permanent persecution of Cuban transactions throughout the world.