Friday, October 24, 2008
Cuban Resolution against US Blockade Circulates in UN General Assembly
HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 24 (ACN) A document condemning the almost 50-year-old US economic, financial and trade blockade of Cuba circulates among the 192 members of the UN General Assembly.
The text, entitled ‘Necessity to End the Economic, Trade and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States against Cuba’, will be put to the vote during a plenary session of the UN General Assembly next Wednesday.
According to Prensa Latina news agency, a spokesperson of the Cuban diplomatic delegation to the UN said they are confident that “the resolution against the blockade will be overwhelmingly supported by the international community, as it has been since it was first approved in November 1992.”
In 2007, when the document was voted on for the 16th time, it received the support of 184 countries.
However, in spite of this overwhelming international rejection of the blockade, Washington continues to implement this coercive measure as UN resolutions are non-binding.
Speaking to reporters, Nicaraguan diplomat Miguel D’Escoto, President of the UN General Assembly, said that this is one case that explains the need to reform the United Nations.
Prior to the vote on this document next week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon handed to all UN member states a 120-page report on the US blockade that includes the opinion of 117 governments and 22 bodies of the UN system that reject this coercive policy.
JG: And of course, the Yankee imperialists, with their never ending arrogance and disrespect for the world organization, will once again show their contempt for the U.N.