UN votes to end US embargo against Cuba

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The UN voted to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Only two nations voted against the resolution: the U.S and Israel.

The U.S. objection appears to signal ambivalence about Cuba, and underscores the impact domestic U.S. politics has on the issue.

The U.S. said Cuba failed to take into account progress made since both countries re-established diplomatic ties. But Cuba’s Foreign Minister said Cuba did update the text to recognize progress, and the U.S. was using the content of the resolution as a pretext.

CCTV America’s Liling Tan reports from New York.

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UN votes to end US embargo against Cuba

UN votes to end US embargo against Cuba

The UN voted to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Only two nations voted against the resolution: the U.S and Israel.

More details:

  • By a lopsided vote of 191 to 2, the UN has voted to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba, which has lasted more than 50 years.
  • 191 nations voting in favor of the Cuba-led resolution underscores the increasing support Havana has from the international community, and also highlights how the U.S. appears isolated from the rest of the world on this issue.