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UN vote underscores US moral weakness: Castro

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 23:34

Havana: The UN General Assembly`s vote
condemning the US blockade of Cuba shows the "moral and
political feebleness" of Washington`s policy toward Havana,
Fidel Castro declared on Thursday.

In an article published in state-run newspapers, the
85-year-old former president also denounced "the oligarchic
interests and insatiable thirst for power and wealth" shown by
the United States.

The UN General Assembly passed its 20th annual Cuba
resolution on Tuesday by 186 votes to two, with just the
United States and Israel voting against the measure. There
were three abstentions.

The Cuban government accuses Washington of intensifying
restrictions on trade and economic contacts with the communist
island in recent years.

Havana says the half-century embargo on trade, travel and
financial has cost more than USD 975 billion.

US President Barack Obama said last month that he would
be ready to change the tough policy if there was evidence of
reforms in the communist state.


First Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 23:34

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