Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, described before the United Nations General Assembly this Wednesday as “an act of economic warfare in peacetime,” a blockade imposed by the United States on his country for more than six decades, at which time He has said that the restrictions have intensified since 2019.
Cuba’s head of diplomacy said during his speech, “Nearly 30 years after this assembly’s first resolution against the blockade, the Government of the United States has ignored your almost unanimous demand to end its illegal and cruel policy against Cuba. has been.” Pointing out that “the blockade is an act of economic warfare in peacetime”.
Rodriguez has argued that Washington’s lack of desire to create anguish, discouragement and discontent and harm the Cuban people “still remains.”
At the same time, he has stressed that the United States government is pressuring other governments, banking institutions and companies around the world to establish ties with Cuba, in addition to “obsessively reducing” all sources of foreign exchange income for the island. “Being tormented. provoke its economic collapse.
“As a result, in fact, the Cuban economy has experienced extraordinary pressures manifested in industry, the provision of services, food and medicine shortages, and declining levels of consumption and the general well-being of the population,” he said. Rodriguez.
In this sense, he has accused the United States of “opportunistically” manipulating such sensitive concepts as terrorism, religion, democracy, justice, corruption, and human rights.
Cuba’s foreign minister has reiterated his country’s disapproval of the United States’ inclusion in the list of countries that promote terrorism.
“Cuba does not and will never promote terrorism. On the contrary, we condemn it in all its forms and manifestations,” said Rodriguez during his speech, who helped the White House declare Cuba a sponsor of terrorism. of “persistence”. As in “arbitrary and one-sided”.
However, Cuba’s representative to the United Nations General Assembly has accused the United States of “subordinating” the countries and subjugating them to “its imperial order”, which, in Rodriguez’s opinion, led to “an atmosphere of tension of unexpected consequences”. Leads to.
“Cuba will continue to reject domination and hegemony, unilateral coercive measures, genocide blockades and attempts to impose a unique culture and model on the world. We will never give up protecting the freedom, sovereignty and self-determination of the people without interference. Or foreign interference,” concluded Rodriguez.