After a few more speakers, a motion for a moderated caucus was raised by the Delegate of France, who supported the USA in its actions against Cuba. On the contrary, the Delegates of The Republic of China, Lebanon, Sweden and Iraq believed that the USA was blocking the trade and the economic growth of Cuba and that USA’s actions were an act of war. Several vital points were brought up by several different delegates. Cuba said that the USA’s course of action prevented the economy of Cuba from growing and also stopped the trade of grains, food and other vital materials from the USSR.
The debate continued between countries, and soon the Executive Board thought that the committee was going off-topic, and that they needed to stick to the topic of debate at hand. The President of the HSC joked that there was procedure to prevent discussion not related to the topic called ‘common sense!’ An unmoderated caucus was raised by the Delegate of Australia for a total time of fifteen minutes and the committee immediately passed the motion and divided into two groups- those countries supporting USA and those supporting Cuba.
Reporters: Shaili Shukla and Mannat Advani
Editor: Yamini Vira
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