The resolution was approved by the 193-nation assembly with 188 votes for, two against and three abstentions, Xinhua reported.
The US, which imposed the blockade against the Caribbean island country in the early 1960s, voted against the draft resolution along with Israel. The Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau abstained. Palau joined the US and Israel in voting against the draft resolution.
The resolution, which is not legally binding, once again urged states that have applied and continue to apply laws and measures for Cuba embargo to "take the necessary steps to repeal or invalidate them as soon as possible in accordance with their legal regime".
--IANS (Posted on 30-10-2013)