Cuba Warns at UN about Threats, Double Standards in Mediation

United Nations, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Anayansi Rodriguez, warned today at the Security Council about trends that hinder mediation efforts, such as threats and double standards.

Cuba is firmly committed to the principle of peaceful settlement of disputes and prevention of conflicts through mediation, but it is necessary to develop these processes respecting the UN Charter and international law, she pointed out.

The principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, political independence and non-interference in internal affairs must also be taken into account, as well as putting an end to threats about the use of force, she said.

‘Our country notes with concern the growing tendency of the Security Council to invoke excessive and hurriedly Chapter VII of the Charter; when war, confrontation, hostility and sanctions have never been or will be the way to preserve international peace and security.’

For the Cuban ambassador it is regrettable to resort quickly to sanctions, without considering consequences, particularly for political processes aimed at achieving a peaceful settlement of conflicts.

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