Countries

U.S. Blockade of Cuba Denounced at UN

The US blockade its aim is to harm the physical and moral integrity of the Cuban people
U.S. Blockade of Cuba Denounced at UN

The Europe-Third World Centre (Cetim), a non-governmental organization with consultative status at the UN, denounced the U.S. blockade of Cuba, before the Human Rights Council, describing the policy as unilateral, illegal and illegitimate.

In a report presented to the Council during a session held in this Swiss city on September 13, Cetim noted that blockade is “Illegal, illegitimate, it is tantamount to an act of undeclared war of the United States against Cuba.”

The document also states that the policy “is contrary to the right to self-determination, depriving the Cuban people of their own means of subsistence,” noting that “Its aim is to harm the physical and moral integrity of a people, to make it suffer as much as possible; for this, it could constitute a crime against humanity. It must cease immediately, unconditionally.”

The report, put together with the help of Rémy Herrera, a specialist at France’s National Scientific Research Center, also references U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some of the steps taken toward rapprochement by his predecessor, Barack Obama.

“The bilateral negotiations held over three years, having allowed real advances (such as the opening of embassies, migration accords, security cooperation…) and moved toward normalization, now enter a de facto regressive phase,” reads the document.

It also notes that “The motives invoked by President Trump are bellicose, anachronistic, and interventionist.”

The text goes on to highlight that the U.S. government’s new policy toward Cuba is aimed at damaging the socialist country’s economy: “The purpose is aggression against Cuba by depriving its economy of the most foreign exchange income,” in a clear demonstration of the tightening of the U.S. blockade of the island, which “has been condemned by the quasi-unanimity of the member states of the United Nations General Assembly,” for more than 25 years, notes the report.

Finally, Cetim called for a return to the road of normalization of relations between the two countries, “in conformity with the objectives and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.”

Source/Granma

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Countries

How Netanyahu Pulls Trump’s Strings

October 16, 2017

‘Terrorist Arsonists’ Blamed For Deadly Fires In Portugal And Spain

October 16, 2017

Two Killed, Thousands Without Power As Storm Hits Ireland

October 16, 2017

Friends Of The Bolivarian Republic Of Venezuela: We Denounce Luis Almagro’s Latest Unlawful Intervention In The Affairs Of Venezuela

October 16, 2017

Somalia Truck Bombing Toll Over 300 As Scores Missing

October 16, 2017

Government Forces Discover Israel-Made Arms in Terrorists’ Positions in Central Syria

October 16, 2017

Chinese Firm Wants To Establish New Town In Barbuda

October 16, 2017

Former Bush Aide: ‘It’s Time to Panic’ About Trump

October 16, 2017

Jamaica Pushes For Election To UNESCO Board Despite US Withdrawal

October 16, 2017
You Can Advertise Here
"The other side of the news!"
Copyright © 2015 Carib Flame. Follow us on Twitter @caribflame