UN 1 Nov. /TASS/. Russia stands for the full and immediate repeal of the American embargo against Cuba, considering it an example of “gross sanctions meddling” in the Affairs of a sovereign state. This was stated on Wednesday, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia at the meeting of the General Assembly (GA) on the Cuban issue. He said that Moscow would vote for the resolution calling for the lifting of the trade embargo in force against Havana.
“The position of the Russian Federation in relation to the draft resolution and US action remains unchanged and consistent. Strongly advocate the immediate abolition introduced almost 60 years ago, the American embargo against Cuba in all its manifestations, together with the opinion of the majority of members of the world community”, – said the diplomat.
According to him, maintaining the embargo against Cuba – “this is not just a relic of the past, but, in fact, a glaring example of gross sanctions interference in the internal Affairs of a sovereign state” which hinders economic and social development of Cuba, infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of its citizens to a decent life, and is “the epitome of a policy contrary to human rights and humanitarian values.” “We believe counterproductive, injustice and the meaninglessness of such discriminatory practices, see it as a challenge for the entire system of international relations, undermining global and regional stability, and authorizer sanctions are the norm,” – said Nebenzia.
HA on Wednesday, as expected, in the 26 th time adopt a resolution urging to stop the economic and trade embargo against Cuba. In the past year, the United States for the first time in 25 years, not to vote against the GA resolution, to demonstrate the desire to normalize relations with Havana. But this time, Washington intends to return to his former position and to oppose the document, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley.
Nebesa expressed regret that “the expected full recovery of the Cuban-American relations under a new administration in Washington never happened.” “On the contrary, we observe an obvious rollback, blocking traffic on fundamentally important for both countries, the tension in their international relations in General and the degradation of established relations,” he said, noting that from the lips of the American Ambassador on Wednesday sounded “hostile rhetoric in the spirit of the cold war.”