Cuba responds to Trump: Rejects “hostile rhetoric” and bets on “respectful dialogue”



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After the step taken by the US president regarding the policy of rapprochement with Cuba, the island has reacted in rejection of the “hostile rhetoric” of the tenant of the White House.

The Government of Cuba has lamented the interventionist policy of the United States. And has rejected the “hostile rhetoric” of US President Donald Trump against the island.

After the president took a step back to the policy of rapprochement with Havana, promoted by his predecessor, Barack Obama, the Cuban government lamented Trump’s remarks and reiterated his call for a “respectful dialogue.”

Trump puts an end to Obama’s policy of rapprochement with Cuba

In an  official  communiqué reproduced by the portal Cuba Yes, Castro’s government considers that Trump’s position “recalled the times of open confrontation” against the island and reversed the “progress achieved in recent years” for the normalization of relations.

In this sense, Havana denounces that the actions announced by the White House are only intended to deprive the country of income and apply “coercive methods of the past” that increase the blockade on the island since 1962. “The announced measures impose additional obstacles to The very restricted opportunities that the US business sector had to trade and invest in Cuba, “said the statement.


Cuba considers that Trump’s measures “contradict the majority support of the American public” to the lifting of the blockade and the normalization of relations, reason why he considers that the president is “badly advised”.

However, the island augurs the failure of such a policy “as has been shown repeatedly in the past” and reaffirms its right to sovereignly determine its system of government without any kind of tutelage or impositions.

No lessons

Among the main arguments put forward by the Trump Administration to justify a reversal in Cuba’s policy is the alleged violation of human rights and the “lack of freedom” on the island.

“The United States is not in a position to give us lessons,” responded Cuba after enumerating the numerous accomplishments that the island has achieved in terms of social investment and which have been endorsed by the United Nations, in contrast to violations of fundamental rights that do not Are respected daily by Washington inside and outside North American territory.

“We remember that Cuba is a State Party to 44 international instruments on human rights, while the United States is only 18, so we have a lot to show, give an opinion and defend,” the statement said.

Havana has been clear: it will not make concessions with the US Which compromise their sovereignty and independence. “Any strategy aimed at changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba, whether it seeks to achieve it through pressures and impositions, or using more subtle methods, will be doomed to failure.

 

Reuters


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