Former Cuban president Fidel Castro criticised today the “moral and political weakness” of the United States. It came as a response to the UN approval of the resolution calling for the lifting of an economic and trade embargo that the United States brought in against Cuba in 1962.
In Castro’s view, the UN approval reflected the “political and moral weakness of the most powerful empire that ever existed, whose oligarchic interests and insatiable thirst for power and wealth have been imposed upon all the inhabitants of the planet, including their own people. ”
“The U.S. bullies and loots the globalised world with their politics, economy, technology and military,” wrote the former Cuban leader.
Tuesday’s UN act was the twentieth consecutive time they have approved the resolution. The paper achieved the almost unanimous support of the Assembly, as 186 countries voted in favour. The U.S. and Israel voted against, whilst the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau abstained.
Official Cuban media published the third part of Fidel Castro’s article today entitled “The role of NATO in genocide”, the first part of which was released after the death of Muammar Gaddafi. The article had been written several months ago when Libya’s conflict begun.
Eighty-five year old Fidel Castro was permanently replaced as president of Cuba by his brother Raul in 2008 due to serious illness.