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Harmful effects of the blockade on Cuba are evident and inadmissible

United Nations, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The harmful effects of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba are evident and inadmissible according to the United Nations Charter and international law, a representative of Congo affirmed Thursday.

Speaking before the UN General Assembly that addressed the issue, the diplomat remarked that it is imperative to lift the endless siege in force since the middle of the last century, which continues to cause suffering to the Cuban people.

He also said that the continuity of that policy for more than six decades and the inclusion of the island in the list of States that allegedly sponsor terrorism are incompatible with an international system based on the rule of law.

They also constitute “a clear expression of the exercise of a political and economic power that seriously undermines human rights, including the right to development”, he remarked.

He added that currently the effects of the blockade imposed by Washington are compounded by the crisis following the Covid-19 pandemic and the worsening of the economic, financial and climate crises, which becomes an additional pressure on the welfare of the Cuban people.

“Congo reiterates its determination to promote strict respect for the purposes and principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter and calls once again for the unconditional lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States”, he concluded.