Cuba Describes US Executive Order against Venezuela as Cruel

Havana, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel described on Tuesday as ”extreme cruelty” against Venezuela the executive order of US President Donald Trump, which extends the sanctions against the country to a total economic blockade.

It is a dispossession, a robbery, an extreme cruelty that we should not allow, the Cuban President tweeted, also reiterating solidarity with his counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, and the Venezuelan people.

Diaz-Canel added on Twitter that the ‘cowardly’ action against Venezuelan assets responds to Washington’s frustration ‘at the bravery and resistance of the Bolivarian Revolution.’ 

Trump signed yesterday an executive order that freezes all assets of the Venezuelan government in the US and prohibits transactions with that Executive unless there are specific exemptions.

The White House confirmed on Tuesday the measure authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to impose sanctions on people supporting the Maduro government, which Washington describes as illegitimate despite being the Venezuelan President being reelected in 2018 with 68% of the vote.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs assured the renewed interventionist actions show that the Trump administration and its allies are committed to the failure of the political dialogue process in Venezuela, which is taking place in Barbados with the accompaniment of the Norwegian authorities.

Meanwhile, President Maduro ratified the call for popular unity to confront the new US escalation.


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