Cuba Respond to Accusations of US Secretary of State

Havana, Mar 3.- Cuba condemned the intervention of the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, who when addressing the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, today, criticized a group of countries in which the island was included.

According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry statement, Cuba is among the countries, which include Venezuela, China and Russia, against which the US official launched a verbal attack.

The statement also mentions that Blinken, days before of the visit of the President of the United States, said Obama will emphasize the importance of the Cuban people to be free to choose their leaders and express their ideas.

The statement affirmed that such statements ignored the fact that the Cuban people had freely decided their destiny on January 1959, and notes that interestingly, Blinken – who did not forget to include an apology to Israel in his speech – refrained from mentioning the serious violations committed daily by the United States.

The statement also confirmed that the Cuban delegation in Geneva, headed by General Director of Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Foreign Ministry, Pedro Nunez, strongly criticized the violations committed by the northern power in its territory and in its detention center located in Guantánamo.(Prensa Latina)

Radio Cadena Agramonte, March 3, 2016

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