Cuba submits latest draft UN resolution against US embargo
UNITED NATIONS — The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared - and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.
The draft has been posted online, and a vote in the General Assembly is expected Oct. 27.
Cuba has introduced draft resolutions against the embargo for the past 23 years. Last year's vote was 188-2, with only Israel siding with the U.S.
This year, Obama administration officials have indicated that the U.S. might take the unprecedented step of abstaining instead.
Obama has said the 54-year-old restrictions have failed to spur democratic change. But the Republican-led House and Senate have refused to repeal the embargo.
The non-binding U.N. draft also welcomes the re-establishment of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic ties this year.