The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution condemning the U.S. embargo of Cuba.
The resolution introduced by Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Felipe Perez Roque passed today (Thursday), 179 to 4. The only countries voting against the resolution besides the United States were Israel, the Marshall Islands, and Palau. There was one abstention
The vote marked the 13th time since 1992 that the General Assembly has condemned the embargo, which the United States defends as a matter of U.S.-Cuba bilateral relations, exempt from U.N. jurisdiction.
In his statement prior to the vote, the Cuban foreign minister called the action a vote -- in his words -- "against arrogance and disdain for the rights of others."
The U.S. representative to the General Assembly left the chamber during the Cuban envoy's speech.