US Pack of Lies against Cuba, Foreign Ministry Denounces

Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Ministry officials denounced Wednesday an increase in lies by sectors of the U.S. government determined to demonize Cuba and worsen the already tense bilateral relations.

Some U.S. government officials seem out of control, engaged in frantic attacks against Cuba by any means, warned the U.S. director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio.

The diplomat pointed out in Twitter that manufactured lies are produced in Washington as a weapon of first order.

The situation in Venezuela, a target country of a coup attempt led by the White House, is used by high officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, to accuse Cuba of meddling in the South American country.

The crusade, according to Fernandez de Cossio, clashes with Cuba’s recognition of its commitment to Latin American peace, unity, cooperation and integration.

Johana Tablada, deputy director for the United States at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, rejected Bolton’s return to lying about Cuba, based on the aim of imposing new and cruel sanctions against the Cuban people and fostering regime change, after six decades of a failed policy.

Tablada insisted that Washington’s hostility will once again fail in its purpose of overthrowing the Revolution that triumphed on January 1, 1959.

Bolton is sadly famous in Cuba, after in 2002 he created the thesis that Cuba had at least one biological weapons development program, a fake that he could never prove and was denied in the same United States.

In recent weeks and days, the United States has taken the bilateral issue to a dangerous scenario, with threats to apply the controversial Chapter III of the Helms Burton Act, which fosters the claim to nationalized property in Cuba in the 1960s, and to return Cuba to the unilateral list of sponsors of terrorism.

Cuban leaders, led by Communist Party Central Committee First Secretary Raul Castro and President Miguel Diaz-Canel, have warned domestic and global public opinion of the confrontational course Washington is taking.

In this regard, they have reiterated Cuba’s willingness to have good relations, but also its decision to resist the escalation of hostility.

President Donald Trump, since joining the Oval Office in January 2017, has acted to tighten the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, as part of his position to reverse the progress made in bilateral ties during the past two years under his predecessor, Barack Obama.

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