Cuba Rejects Pompeo’s Statements against Constitutional Referendum

Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Ministry has rejected some statements attributed to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in which the recent referendum that ratified the new Cuban Constitution is intended to question, local press reports on Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Cuban Foreign Ministry, published in Granma newspaper, the text of Pompeo’s statements is an expression of the imperialist ideology deeply rooted in the foreign policy of the current U.S. government.

For the Cuban diplomatic authorities, what the Secretary of State expresses is a reflection of the pretension already announced of imposing again the Monroe Doctrine (a United States policy to dominate Latin America) in the western hemisphere.

The Cuban people spoke loudly, clearly and eloquently in the referendum held on February 24 in favor of the new Constitution.

‘The people of Cuba bet freely in the polls for the construction of socialism and did so by going massively to express their will, despite the pernicious campaign by the U.S. government aimed at influencing the vote,’ the document reads.

The text explains that the Cubans have long cut off any American claim to rule the destiny of their country. The State Department must cease of interfering in the internal affairs of other States and interfering in the electoral processes of other nations.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry emphasizes in its statement that this is a mania contrary to the international law with which the U.S. government challenges the rules that govern relations between sovereign States.

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