Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel condemned the United States interventionist policy, following the decision to suspend for only 45 days the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Law.
We strongly reject this new interventionist, threatening, arrogant provocation, in violation of international law. The US government demonstrates its contempt for the rest of the world, the president wrote on his Twitter account @DiazCanelB.
Also, Díaz-Canel rejected all types of political blackmailing and actions to intensify the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.
We will not allow political blackmail; we have enough and legitimate reasons and truths to face so much hostility and contempt. With our convictions, he stressed in another message.
The day before, the US State Department announced the suspension for 45 days of the aforementioned title of the law that came into force in 1996.
This section establishes the authorization to American nationals to present before US courts lawsuits against any foreigner who ‘traffic’ with American properties that were nationalized in Cuba in the 1960s.
After hearing the news, the Cuban Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it states that ‘the government of President Donald Trump threatens to take a new step that would reinforce, dangerously, the blockade against Cuba, would flagrantly violate International Law and attack directly the sovereignty and interests of third countries.