Havana, February 14 (RHC)-- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has called on the international community to prevent aggression by the United States against Venezuela masked as a humanitarian intervention. "The revolutionary government of Cuba denounces the escalation of pressure and actions of the U.S. government to prepare a military adventure disguised as a humanitarian intervention in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela," he wrote on his account of the social network Twitter.
Díaz-Canel reiterated the position set last night by the island in a statement by the Foreign Ministry which warns about the movement of troop transport aircraft to Caribbean airports, including Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic," apparently without any knowledge of the governments of those nations.
U.S. media reports have revealed that extremist figures in Washington managed the financing and directly organized, in detail, the coup attempt in Venezuela through the illegal self-proclamation of Juan Guaidó as president.
According to Diaz Canel, these figures, personally or through the U.S. State Department, are pushing governments to support the arbitrary call for new Venezuelan presidential elections.
The Foreign Ministry of Cuba rejects the United States' efforts to use a humanitarian pretext to initiate military aggression against a country that has the greatest proven oil reserves on the planet. "Similar behaviors and similar pretexts were adopted by the United States in the prelude to the wars it launched against Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya, at the price of immense losses of human lives and enormous suffering," Cuba warned.