A classic American car used as a taxi passes a billboard that reads in Spanish: "Blockade, the longest genocide in history" in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. The United States on Tuesday voted against a U.N. resolution condemning its embargo on Cuba, despite President Barack Obama's calls on Congress to lift the trade restrictions. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

A UN resolution condemning the U.S. embargo against Cuba has won overwhelming approval, with only the United States and Israel voting against it.

This was the 24th year in a row that the 193-member UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning the commercial, economic and financial embargo against Cuba.

According to the Jamaica Observer, Tuesday’s vote had the highest ever number of countries voting to condemn the embargo — 191. It was greeted with applause as diplomats jumped to their feet in a standing ovation.

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