Italian friendship association condemns US blockade against Cuba

Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Italy Cuba National Friendship Association (ANAIC) on Tuesday condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade against countries like Cuba, in an open violation of international law.

In a communiqué published here, the ANAIC charged that the Government of the United States seeks, ‘under false and pretentious motivations’ and in a disguised manner, ‘to overthrow the political and social systems, by challenging the most basic rules of international law and each country’s sovereignty, including the States affected by the extraterritoriality of those imposed measures.’

In its press release, sent to national and international institutions, the association particularly calls on the Italian Government ‘to commit effectively its diplomacy on the United States to achieve the immediate and definite elimination of the punitive measures against other countries’.

The ANAIC recalled that ‘Italy, along with nearly all nations, has repeatedly supported at the United Nations General Assembly the elimination of the blockade’ in all its forms, and that the European Union itself has also voted ‘against the anachronistic upholding of the blockade against Cuba’.

It pointed out that those coercive measures are upheld in an already dramatic context due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit nearly all nations in the world.

Those intimidating measures prevent the countries affected by ‘unilateral and illegal sanctions from buying medicines, medical equipment and the inputs necessary to deal with pandemic safely,’ the ANAIC stressed in its communiqué.

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