Havana, Monday 17 de June de 2019 05:32 pm

Cuba rejects US Secretary of State's statements

Tamaño letra:

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 11 (ACN) The Director General of the United States Department of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, rejected the text on Cuba published on Monday night by the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo.
"With a lack of decorum that is usual in the U.S. government when referring to the issue of human rights, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has made public a letter that he says he sent to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, which had not been received at the time of publication," said the Director.
He added that "the government of the United States acts dishonestly when it raises concerns about the situation of human rights in Cuba or anywhere else" and specified that "its historical trajectory, its constant and flagrant abuses against its own population and the population of many countries in the world, and its alliance throughout history with dictatorial regimes that have committed the most vile crimes, disqualify the moral authority of U.S. rulers.

In Fernández de Cossío's opinion, "the supposed letter of the Secretary of State and its public handling are nothing more than acts of propaganda".  They accompany, as he indicated, "the lack of will of that government to sit down with Cuba, with seriousness and commitment, in a bilateral dialogue between equals, to deliberate on the issue of human rights and the way to advance with sincerity towards a constructive cooperation on the issue" and added that, "if the United States were truly interested in the human rights of Cubans, it would not impose a criminal economic blockade that punishes the whole nation, nor would it put increasing obstacles to orderly emigration, nor to the consular services on which tens of thousands of Cubans depend"
"Cuba is a country in which human rights are respected," the Director emphasized.  He added that, contrary to the United States, "the Cuban government and society as a whole are mobilized to promote and guarantee the legal framework, public policies and the effective enjoyment of citizens' rights, including the rights to a dignified life, free from exploitation, marginalization, social alienation, discrimination of any kind, violence, criminality and abuse of power, and access to quality health services and education for the entire population, among other guarantees.


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