Venezuelan Diplomat at the U.N. Blasts U.S. Blockade of Cuba

Havana, October 25 (RHC) – Washington’s upholding of its economic blockade of Cuba, amidst the overwhelming rejection by the international community, reveals the need to undertake reforms of the United Nations, said Venezuelan permanent representative Samuel Moncada at the UN.

In statements to Prensa Latina news agency, the diplomat recalled that Washington has turned a deaf ear to the world’s claim issued for 21 years in a row by the UN General Assembly, which will vote again on Otober 29 on the Cuban resolution demanding the lifting of the over-50-year US siege. The assembly is the meeting of all sovereign nations of the world, an entity with no precedents in history in terms of representation, so the act of disregarding its decisions reveals the urgency for changes, said the Venezuelan diplomat. Samuel Moncada denounced the U.S. blockade of Cuba by describing it as illegal and inhumane and a deeply immoral action. He said that legislation such as the 1996 US Helms Burton are immoral because they violate the sovereignty of all nations by punishing those who, from third countries do business with Cuba