Amazing, witness Imperialism at its finest hour.
"Tangible is the fear of Western countries and some in Latin America to stand up with dignity to the fascist practices of the U.S. administration lest they receive reprimands and retaliations. Those who accused Cuba and other Third World countries yesterday are today's accused, Cuba's UN Ambassador Mora Godoy said Thursday. "Their authority and prestige are already beyond salvation."
German Ambassador Michael Steiner, thanked Cuba for withdrawing the resolution. Germany had been expected to use a "no action" procedural move to block debate on the resolution - a tactic regularly employed by countries to stop the commission from condemning their human rights records.