US Blockade Against Cuba Rejected at UN General Assembly

Representatives from several countries have again criticized  the nearly 50-year-old economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained by the United States against Cuba at the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Danilo Astori: contary to UN Charter
Prensa Latina reported that Uruguay’s Vice President Danilo Astori said Washington’s unilateral measure against Cuba is against the UN’s Charter, and added that his country condemns all types of violence, threats and the irrational use of force and terrorism.
In his address to the Assembly, the Uruguayan Vice President also said his government considers all the conditions required for the UN to recognize Palestine as its 194th full member have been met, as requested by President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday before the UN’s organ, an AFP report reads.
Lesotho’s Prime Minister Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, advocated the lifting of the US blockade against Cuba, as well. He said a solution to the long-standing dispute between the US and Cuba should be found, said PL.
The Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla is scheduled to address the UN’s General Assembly in New York on Monday afternoon.
For 19 years the General Assembly, the UN’s main decision-making body, has witnessed the rejection of Washington’s blockade against Cuba on the part of an overwhelming majority of its member states.

Up to the present, this unilateral measure, which came into force in February 1962, has brought about direct economic damage to Cuba valued at more than 975 billion dollars.

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