U.N. General Assembly Calls for the U.S. to Repeal its Economic Embargo on Cuba

November 12, 2015

On October 27 the United Nations General Assembly voted 191-2 to adopt a resolution condemning the economic blockade against Cuba. The UN General Assembly first endorsed a resolution condemning the blockade in 1992. Since then the number of nations supporting the resolution which calls for the United States to repeal its embargo has steadily increased. This year the U.S. and Israel were the only countries to oppose the resolution.

In his speech to the General Assembly, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriquez exposed the political deception of the Obama administration which continues to impose the blockade even while refusing to call for it to be repealed. Obama promises to “change” the illegal and inhuman policy of subversion and aggression, and the facts show that his administration is already escalating its interference with the sovereignty of countries who wish to trade with Cuba.

Most recently, according to the Cuban Foreign Minister, “A 1.116 billion dollar fine was imposed on the French bank Credit Agricole, which adds up to the 1.710 billion dollar fine imposed on the German bank Commerzbank in March this year for doing transactions with Cuba and other States.”

Today the policy of the U.S. government remains in complete defiance of international law and accepted principles of sovereign equality amongst nations, non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries as well as the freedom of international trade and navigation.

U.S. imperialism wants to overthrow the current political and economic system in Cuba and again turn Cuba into its colony. Such an aggressive foreign policy flies in the face of world public opinion and the deep aspirations of the people of the U.S. who want to live in peace and friendship with the people of Cuba. The people demand an end to the U.S. embargo and blockade and that the U.S. government recognize the sovereign and inviolable right of Cuba to determine its own affairs, free of U.S. intervention and pressure.