Tags: U.N. | Again | Rebukes | Cuba | Embargo

U.N. Again Rebukes Cuba Embargo

Friday, 10 November 2000 12:00 AM

According to Reuters news service:

At the same time, Havana appealed to the next U.S. president to scrap the 38-year-old economic blockade that Washington imposed in 1962 in the hope of isolating the island after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

The Security Council vote Thursday for the nonbonding resolution was a record 167 for and three against – the United States, Israel and the Marshall Islands.

El Salvador, Latvia, Morocco and Nicaragua abstained.

In 1999, the vote was 155-2 with eight abstentions. In 1998, it was 157-2 with 12 abstentions. Israel has consistently sided with the United States.

U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham said the embargo was a bilateral issue – in other words, none of the United Nations' business.

He called instead for Cuba to end its repressive policies against its own people, which he said is an appropriate matter of worldwide concern.

"Human rights violations in any one state are of concern to the international community," he said.

But Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque told the United Nations:

"The new president of the United States should decide whether to promote a change in this outdated policy in Congress or continue being held hostage to the mean interests and delusions of revenge of an extremist, unscrupulous minority long overridden by history.

"Cuba is ready to have normal and respectful relations with the United States."

He said the next American president and the new Congress must decide whether another generation of Cubans is to live under the blockade.

"You can impose power, but never moral authority," he said. "You can be the richest, but not the most virtuous. You can lie, but you cannot deceive everyone indefinitely."

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Pre-2008
According to Reuters news service: At the same time, Havana appealed to the next U.S. president to scrap the 38-year-old economic blockade that Washington imposed in 1962 in the hope of isolating the island after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution. The Security Council vote...
U.N.,Again,Rebukes,Cuba,Embargo
276
2000-00-10
Friday, 10 November 2000 12:00 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved