UN overwhelmingly condemns US embargo on Cuba

A U.N. resolution condemning the U.S. embargo against Cuba has won overwhelming approval, with only the United States and Israel voting against it.

This was the 24th year in a row that the 193-member U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning the commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba.

Tuesday's vote had the highest ever number of countries voting to condemn the embargo — 191. It was greeted with applause as diplomats jumped to their feet in a standing ovation.