The UN General Assembly has adopted an annual resolution condemning the US embargo against Cuba. 188 UN members voted the US embargo illegal, while the United States, Israel and Palau voted against the resolution. The symbolic vote has been carried out each year for the last 21 years. Washington has rejected UN demands to lift the embargo every time. The US enacted the economic embargo against Cuba in 1960 and has reinforced it with several Acts of Congress in the 1960s and 1990s.