Cuba Demands Removal From US Terror-Sponsors’ List

Cuba Demands Removal From US Terror-Sponsors’ List

The Government of Cuba has demanded the country’s removal by the United States Government, from the list of countries allegedly sponsoring terrorism, stressing that Cuba has done nothing to be included in the list.

Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the call in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP by its Embassy in Abuja condemning the US official media reports submitted to the Congress by the Secretary of State on 15 May, 2024.

The Cuban government described the reports as “one more of the arbitrary reports that normally describe countries without any international mandate or recognition.”

The statement also denounced the US Secretary of State, who listed four countries who allegedly “do not fully cooperate with the United States anti-terrorist efforts for the 2023 calendar year.”

It said “Nonetheless, the State Department keeps Cuba as one of the States in a list of those allegedly “sponsoring” terrorism. It is nothing but a totally unilateral and unfounded list, whose sole purpose is to smear sovereign States and serve as a pretext for imposing coercive economic sanctions on them, as those ruthlessly imposed on Cuba.

“The demand for the United States government to amend such an injustice continues to be firmly and repeatedly made, not only by the Cuban people and many governments, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, but also by political, social and religious organisations in the United States itself and by several U.S. politicians,” Cuban Government said in the statement.

It added that the clear and absolute truth is that Cuba does not sponsor terrorism, but it has instead been a victim, including State terrorism.

“This is a question that can be confirmed by anyone interested in the topic, and that is very well-known by the government of the United States, its State Department and its intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

“They are also fully aware of how significantly harmful are for the Cuban economy the sanctions, actions and the intimidating effect that automatically have on any State having it included in such a list, regardless of what the truth might be,” it added.

The statement further noted that, “It is not enough to acknowledge that Cuba fully cooperates with the United States. Cuba does so with the entire international community as well. That is a widely known fact and public opinion is not to be misled about it. The President of the United States has all the privileges to act honestly and to do what is right.”

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