Cuba’s inclusion in Washington’s SSOT list is a disgrace

Washington, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) German Congresswoman Sevim Dağdelen stressed here on Monday that it is a disgrace that Cuba is included on Washington’s State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list.

“I am in solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban people; I think it is irresponsible, a shame that Cuba is included on that list,” the congresswoman said in an interview with Prensa Latina, a few minutes after speaking at a protest outside the White House against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Dağdelen, who is a member of the German Bundestag (Parliament) and the Foreign Affairs Committee, said, “We must unblock Cuba if we are truly in favor of human rights and the country’s development and sovereignty.”

That is why, I support Cuba’s struggle and the lifting of the blockade,” emphasized the parliamentarian, whose speeches at the “No to NATO, Yes to Peace” conference and Sunday’s protest in Lafayette Park, outside the Executive Mansion, mentioned the US naval base in the illegally occupied territory of Guantanamo, in eastern Cuba.

According to Brown University researchers, the wars of the United States and its allies have killed more than 4.5 million people over the last 20 years worldwide, the politician commented.

Attending the demonstration were representatives of a wide range of US groups and social movements and delegates to the “No to NATO, Yes to Peace” conference, which was held this weekend in advance of the military alliance’s Summit in Washington D.C. from July 9-11

The NATO Summit will bring together leaders and representatives of all 32 member States of the military alliance in the context of the 75th anniversary of its founding. \

NATO was formed by virtue of the Washington Treaty, signed on April 4, 1949.


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