Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Condemns UN Vote

Oct 27, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON –Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart released the following statement after the United Nations General Assembly voted to oppose U.S. sanctions against the Castro regime.  Both the United States and Israel voted against the resolution.

“Today, once again, the United Nations General Assembly held a purposeless vote to reprimand the United States Congress for its solidarity with the Cuban people and opposition to the oppressive Castro regime. 

“The UN has a checkered history of supporting dictators at the expense of the people.  When human rights activists in Cuba attempt to distribute the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they routinely are arrested, beaten, and harassed.  The Castro regime does not respect the inherent dignity of the individual and the inalienable rights to which all people are entitled, which are the cornerstones of that Declaration.  It is a disgrace that the UN body does not defend its essential principles as vigorously as it defends the Castro dictatorship.  Instead, it has again turned a blind eye to mounting human rights abuses perpetrated against the Cuban people and focused its misguided criticism on the United States.”