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U.N. Votes 117-3 for U.S. to End Embargo Against Cuba

November 03, 1995|Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS — By the largest margin ever, members of the United Nations called on the United States on Thursday to end its three-decade-old trade embargo against Cuba.

It was the fourth consecutive year that the General Assembly has adopted the non-binding resolution. The vote was 117 to 3, with 38 abstentions.

Only Israel and Uzbekistan voted with the United States to oppose the resolution. U.S. allies, including Canada and France, voted for the measure, while Britain, Japan and Germany abstained.

The vote carries no legal weight. The United States is the only country that bans trade with Cuba.

Congress is expected to vote later this fall to tighten restrictions against Cuba, with Republicans calling for new efforts to deter other countries from investing in Cuba.

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