Havana, Saturday 19 de October de 2019 06:14 am

Cuban FM rejects expelling of diplomats from Cuba's Mission to the UN

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Cuban FM rejects expelling of diplomats from Cuba's Mission to the UNHAVANA, Cuba, Sep 19 (ACN) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez condemned the expulsion of two diplomats from the permanent representation of Cuba at the United Nations because, according to the U.S. Department of State, they are involved in "activities that threaten U.S. national security.

In his official Twitter account, the Cuban Chancellor wrote: "I strongly reject the unjustified expelling of 2 officials from the Permanent Mission of #Cuba in #UN and tightening of movement restrictions on diplomats and families. It is vulgar slander to accuse them of carrying out acts incompatible with diplomatic status."
The diplomat also said: "Expulsion of 2 diplomats from Mission #Cuba in #UN and greater restriction of movement to the rest have the objective of provoking a diplomatic escalation that leads to the closing of bilateral Embassies, further tighten the blockade and create tensions between the two countries.
International media reports that the State Department notified on Thursday the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the United States demands the imminent departure of two members of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations for abusing the privileges of their residence.
AFP reports that in a statement the State Department said they would continue "investigating any other official who has been manipulating the privileges of his residence.
The expulsion of Cuban diplomats takes place within the framework of the UN General Assembly, to be held on September 24, which brings together heads of state and foreign ministers from around the world, where Cuba receives annual support from the international community in its condemnation of the U.S. blockade that has affected the nation for almost 60 years.

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