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UN: UN must be 'defended from unilateralism' - Cuban FM01:47

UN: UN must be 'defended from unilateralism' - Cuban FM

United Nations, New York City
September 23, 2016 at 06:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla spoke at the United Nations General Assembly's 71st session in New York on Thursday where he discussed key geopolitical issues.

Parrilla stressed the importance of the UN being "defended from unilateralism" and "reformed into a more democratic organisation, one that is closer to the problems, needs and aspirations of peoples." He also expressed his opposition to NATO's "attempts to expand its presence closer to the Russian borders" which he considered a threat to international peace.

The foreign minister went on to speak about the sanctions currently imposed on Russia, which he stated were "harmful to Europe," as well as "unjust."

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla spoke at the United Nations General Assembly's 71st session in New York on Thursday where he discussed key geopolitical issues.

Parrilla stressed the importance of the UN being "defended from unilateralism" and "reformed into a more democratic organisation, one that is closer to the problems, needs and aspirations of peoples." He also expressed his opposition to NATO's "attempts to expand its presence closer to the Russian borders" which he considered a threat to international peace.

The foreign minister went on to speak about the sanctions currently imposed on Russia, which he stated were "harmful to Europe," as well as "unjust."