UN vote underscores US moral weakness: Castro
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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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