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Cuba to present resolution to lift U.S. trade embargo at UN General Assembly

2022-09-16 15:46:44

HAVANA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Cuba will again submit a resolution against the U.S. trade embargo at this year's United Nations General Assembly in November, Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said Thursday.

"After more than 60 years of siege, that policy impacts, like never before, Cuban families inside and outside of the country," he posted on Twitter, noting it will be the 30th time to present the resolution.

The resolution calling for an end to the embargo has consistently won the overwhelming support of UN members.

However, the United States "persists in ignoring the demands of the international community and has intensified the blockade to unprecedented levels," Rodriguez said.

He added it failed to subvert the constitutional order in Cuba, but caused unjustifiable shortages, pain and suffering for Cuban families by limiting basic necessities.

Official data show in the first 14 months of U.S. President Joe Biden's administration alone, the embargo has caused Cuba economic losses of around 6.3 billion U.S. dollars.

First imposed in 1962, the embargo was tightened by Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, who imposed more than 240 sanctions against the island.

In 2021, a total of 184 countries voted in favour of the resolution, for the 29th year in a row, with only the United States and Israel voting against. 

Editor:Jiang Yiwei