Cuba hails decision by UN Human Rights Council

Cuba hails decision by UN Human Rights Council

Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Wednesday hailed the approval by the UN Human Rights Council of a resolution on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures.

On his Twitter account, the minister said that, with Cuba’s support, the organization urged all States to stop adopting, keeping or implementing these sanctions.

‘These measures are illegal and immoral. They have been intended to subdue our people through hunger and necessity for more than 60 years,’ the foreign minister added.

The resolution was approved at the Human Rights Council on Tuesday with 30 votes in favor, 15 against and two abstentions.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry has denounced the imposition of coercive measures on Cuba by the United States several times, as part of the tightening of the blockade amid the fight against Covid-19.

The next meeting on this subject will take place on March 25 when Cuba will discuss the application of unilateral sanctions with the European Union, as a means of exerting political and economic pressure on other nations.

In addition, the virtual forum will analyze the legal and practical aspects of existing legislation in the European Union to counteract the extraterritorial nature of laws imposed by third countries, such as the Helms-Burton Act, with which the United States reinforces its blockade on Cuba and threatens European interests.

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