UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution on Tuesday calling on the United States to end its decades-long trade embargo against Cuba.
With a vote of 184 in favor, four against and one abstention, the 192-member assembly repeated a call on the United States to end its economic and commercial embargo against Cuba. The United States, Marshall Islands and Palau cast the negative vote while Micronesia abstained.
It was the 16th consecutive year since 1992 for the General Assembly to approve a resolution urging the United States to lift its embargo against Cuba. The UN body voted 183-4 to approve a similar resolution last year.
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"The blockade had never been enforced with such viciousness as over the last year," Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque told the assembly before the Tuesday vote.
He described the U.S. ignorance of the previous 15 resolutions passed by the assembly as "arrogance and political blindness."
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