Paris, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) French environmentalist deputy François-Michel Lambert on Thursday called for the lifting of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, and condemned its devastating humanitarian impact on Cuba’s development.
In an interview with Prensa Latina, the president of the France-Cuba Friendship Group of the National Assembly stated his condemnation on the 60th anniversary of the signing, on February 3, 1962, of Executive Order 3447 by then President John F. Kennedy to formalize the blockade, a policy of suffocation and siege that Washington had enforced since 1959.
Sixty years have passed since that day, the longest blockade in human history against a people, he noted.
The parliamentary leader pointed out that US hostility has intensified for decades, particularly during the administration of Donald Trump (2017-2021), who enforced 243 new measures against Cuba, and continue a year after his successor, Joe Biden, took office.
This is a crime, if we take into account the humanitarian consequences of this policy, which prevents Cuba from having all the necessary means to protect its population and has a devastating impact on its economy by hindering the country’s development, he stressed.
According to Lambert, the blockade also does extraterritorial damage, as it affects other nations that want to support the island.
Let us hope that we do not have a 61st anniversary of this aggression, and that for the sake of dignity and democracy it comes to an end, he told Prensa Latina.
The deputy has promoted several initiatives in France to call for the lifting of the blockade imposed by the United States, among them, letters sent to the US Congress.