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26-8-2019, 08:11 UTC

Continuing controversy over Cuba

There is continuing controversy on the Czech political scene over the Czech Foreign Ministry's decision to propose a United Nations resolution that would question the effectiveness of US-led sanctions against Cuba. An increasing number of opposition MPs are questioning the wisdom of linking the issue of human rights violations on the island to sanctions against the Castro regime. Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee has distanced itself from the initiative, calling on the Czech Foreign Ministry to bear in mind the need for good relations with the United States and the European Union. The Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee has likewise expressed serious concern regarding this foreign policy move and asked the Foreign Minister to consult the wording of the resolution with the Upper Chamber before it is tabled at the United Nations.

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