Cuba denounces US offenses in fight against terrorism

Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba winds up a week of complaints after the attack on its embassy in Washington, and its inclusion by the State Department on the list of ‘not fully cooperative’ countrys with anti-terrorism efforts.

Just one day after the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, called the US State Department to answer for such an attack, the United States said Cuba are among those pointed nations under Section 40A (a) of the Export Control Law and as a nation that ‘does not fully crack down’ on terrorism.

Cuban authorities called the US government as immoral and, the announcement as a cynicism record, after a Cuba-born US citizen linked to anti-Cuban sectors fired at the Cuban embassy in Washington on April 30.

In response, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel denounced the US statements as an offense.

‘By accusing Cuba, the victim, of not fighting terrorism, the US lies and offends because they cannot answer the truth without accusing themselves,’ Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted.

It is the first time that Cuba has been considered as ‘non-cooperative’ with anti-terrorism efforts since 2015, the year in which the country was removed from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, in the context of the rapprochement with the Barack Obama administration.

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