The Cuban Association of the United Nations expresses its strongest condemnation of the recent inclusion of Cuba in the list of “States Sponsoring Terrorism”
Here is the statement issued by the UNCHA:
Declaration of the Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU), on the inclusion of Cuba by the government of the United States in its unilateral list of States Sponsors of Terrorism.
The Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU), expresses its strongest condemnation of the recent inclusion of Cuba by the Government of the United States of America, in its spurious, illegal and immoral list of “States Sponsoring Terrorism”. This action qualifies as a political reward the sectors with extreme positions against Cuba.
The inclusion of Cuba in this list, due to its totally unilateral, unfair and unfounded nature, once again casts doubt on the seriousness of the US government in addressing the issue of terrorism.
Cuba has never committed terrorist action against any nation, on the contrary, it has been a model of solidarity and international cooperation with other peoples of the world, including the United States.
Cuba does not sponsor terrorism, on the contrary, it has been a victim of State terrorism. Cuban families have been cruelly affected as a result of terrorist actions promoted, organized, financed, or condoned by successive United States governments, which have resulted in the loss of life to 3 478 people and caused disabilities to another 2 099 and extensive damage. psychological, economic and material.
Instead of preventing, preventing, and repressing terrorist actions against Cuba, the US authorities allow the existence, training and activity of well-known organizations and notorious terrorists in their territory who receive safe haven and act freely in that country. The complicit silence of that same government in the face of the most recent terrorist act with a firearm perpetrated against the Cuban Embassy in Washington is reprehensible.
This unilateral, hypocritical, and clearly political opportunism inclusion shows the low moral character of a government in decline. Its purposes are to break the will and resistance of our people, reinforced in the midst of the pandemic; trying to justify the inhuman and criminal policy of blockade against our country and to hinder any prospect of recovery in bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States.
The Cuban Association of the United Nations reiterates its categorical condemnation of the use of a matter as sensitive as the confrontation with terrorism for political purposes against our country. In this sense, it hopes that the competent United Nations agencies and its holders will speak out denouncing this action, urges American and international civil society to demand the exclusion of Cuba from the List and calls on the US government to put end this shameful exercise.
Havana, January 13, 2021