Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Security Council Votes Against Cuba

Associated Press

Cuba’s shootdown of two unarmed planes flown by a Cuban exile group was “unlawful,” the U.N. Security Council said Friday.

The vote follows the release of a report by the International Civil Aviation Organization that concluded the Cessna aircraft were over international waters when they were shot down on Feb. 24. Four members of the Miami-based anti-Castro group Brothers to the Rescue were killed in the incident.

Ricardo Alarcon, president of Cuba’s National Assembly, accused the United States of manipulating information and concealing facts from the international investigation.

The vote was 13 in favor of the “unlawful” ruling with China and Russia abstaining.