UNITED NATIONS In yet another international communitys rebuke to the United States over its tough Cuba policy, the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to condemn its sanctions against the small island country in the Caribbean. The final vote Tuesday by UN member states was 186 in favour of ending the 50-year-old sanctions, with the United States and Israel opposing the measure. There were three abstentions Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau. Last years tally for the symbolic measure was almost identical, 187-2, with three abstentions. Before the vote, most member states demanded an end to the US policy of maintaining sanctions which they said was a cruel Cold War anachronism that only hurts ordinary people. It was the 20th consecutive year that the General Assembly has taken up the measure, calling for the Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. Envoys for Vietnam, Russia, Nicaragua and many other countries, as well as the 120-member Nonaligned Movement, spoke Tuesday in favor of the measure calling for the end of the American embargo against the Caribbean country. The only consequences of the sanctions are the deterioration of the living standard of the Cuban population, creation of artificial barriers to its economic growth and infringement on the rights and interests of third countries, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said.