Cuban foreign minister denounces increasingly hostile attacks by Washington

Edited by Ed Newman
2019-07-30 10:12:16


Havana, July 30 (RHC)-- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has called on the international community to stop the United States government from continuing to exacerbate coercive actions against the integrity of the island and its people.

"Cuba calls on the international community to prevent U.S. actions against the integrity of our people and to stop the hostility, folly and irresponsibility of the current U.S. administration."  On his Twitter account, the Cuban foreign minister emphasized that the United States is increasing its siege and attacks on the Cuban economy, this time by preventing the arrival of fuel to Cuba.

"The U.S. increases economic piracy actions against Cuba.  They carry out illegal activity of surveillance and persecution of ships and threaten shipping companies, insurance companies and governments to prevent the arrival of fuel into the country."  And Bruno Rodriguez said that the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has "a genocidal plan," increasing its offense against Cuba.   

Among the coercive actions applied by Washington to both Cuba and Venezuela is the economic and commercial blockade with the aim of affecting fundamental areas of assistance to peoples, such as health and food, as well as attacks on the integrity of nations.

Last month, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Commerce tightened the policy towards Cuba with the restriction of cultural trips to the island, known as "People to People," as well as visits by ships and private planes -- measures that are designed to target the Cuban economy.

During the recent celebration of July 26th in Bayamo, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel accused the U.S. government of trying to prevent the arrival of fuel to the island to cause discontent and an attempt to cause a social upheaval.

"Today I denounce to the people of Cuba and the world that the United States administration has begun to act more aggressively to prevent the arrival of fuel to Cuba," Díaz-Canel said in commemorating National Rebellion Day in the Plaza de la Patria in eastern Cuba.



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