On his Twitter account, the State Department official insisted that if they wanted to help, they would reverse at least one of the hundreds of freebies imposed by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021).
In particular, they noted the island’s inclusion in the list of countries that allegedly sponsor terrorism, atrocious exploitation of sources of income, and “medieval penalties” against ships, shipping companies and fuel or spare parts insurers. “Those who have business. with the Caribbean nation.
An example of this is the company CA Indosuez Switzerland SA (CAIS, for its abbreviation in English), specializing in wealth management, which has to pay more than $720 thousand after violating US measures imposed on several countries. ,
According to the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the United States Department of the Treasury, the Switzerland-based entity violated sanctions imposed against Cuba, Ukraine, Iran, Sudan and Syria because it allowed banks and banks of individual customers residing in them. operated securities accounts. Territories.
Specifically, they mentioned the period between April 2013 and April 2016, when CAIS processed 273 transactions for a total value of 3 million 76 thousand 180 dollars.
Tablada called for an end to million-dollar programs of interference and destabilization against Cuba, as well as propaganda operations that seek to hold the country accountable for the consequences of the US government’s “inhuman policies of abuse and maximum pressure”.
The diplomat pointed out that the way to help the Cuban people is to renegotiate agreements and spaces for dialogue and cooperation, besides suspending or easing some of Washington’s coercive measures, in addition to the use of the president’s executive powers.
He stressed that these provisions do not apply to any other country and lack moral or legal backing, and are based on lies and double standards.
Manolo de los Santos, co-executive director of The People’s Forum and researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, agreed with Tablada and said the United States should learn from Mexico, which has already sent two planes to material support for recovery. sent with. storm.
Cuba must stop suffocating with sanctions and regime change plans, he added on Twitter.