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UN ‘urgently’ needs reform: Cuban president

UN ‘urgently’ needs reform: Cuban president

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the United States of its «hostile policy» in the last two years. In his address at the 75th UN General Assembly, the Cuban leader urged to reform the international organization, too.

Addressing at the UNGA on Tuesday, Miguel Diaz-Canel told the UN top management should understand that the United Nations’ structure needs reforms ‘urgently’.

According to the Cuban leader, the recent withdrawal of the US from the World Health Organization, UNESCO, and the Human Rights Council are the best illustrations of their inability to work in a proper way.

With unprecedented arrogance, the Cuban President added:

“Paradoxically, the very country where the headquarters of the United Nations is located is also walking away from fundamental international treaties, such as the Paris Agreement on climate change,” Diaz-Canel stressed.

The Cuban president also slamed the Trump’s office for unilateral moves globally, ‘hostile policy’ against Cuba.

Using the General Assembly’s 75th session as the discussion space for the UN members, Diaz-Canel said that US President’s administration has «brutally» tightened restrictions against Cuba as part of its «hostile policy» in the last two years. Moreover, the Oval Office’s economic blockade continued even during the coronavirus outbreak.

He accused the US of attacking or imposing new sanctions against Cuba «every week.» Despite international criticism, the US has maintained a comprehensive economic embargo on Cuba since 1962.

Cuba’s president urged the UN to take «urgent» steps for democratization reforms Tuesday as he blasted the US for taking unilateral moves globally.

Commenting on the Israel’s attempts to annex additional territories in the West Bank, Cuba’s leader voiced support for Palestine. Diaz-Canel stressed his country’s rejection of Israel’s plan is still strong, and Havana stands by the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.