Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is certain that unilateral sanctions will eventually fail. He was speaking after talks with his Guatemalan counterpart Carlos Morales, when asked about the US trading and economic blockade of Cuba.

 

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“It is true that the blockade still remains,” Lavrov said. “President Obama is unable to achieve a corresponding decision by Congress. But he has already recognized the blockade’s failure.”

 

“I am certain that this is the plight in store for all other unilateral sanctions that are introduced instead of diplomacy, when countries that think they can attain their aims at any cost no longer find diplomacy handy and start swinging the club of sanctions.”