Cuba accuses the United States of hiding behind the fight against terrorism to interfere in the internal affairs of other nations.

New York, 28 March 2019. "Cuba repudiates and condemns all terrorist acts, methods and practices in all their forms and manifestations, by whomever, against whomever, wherever committed, and whatever their motivations may be, including State terrorism," said Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of Cuba to the United Nations, at the recently held Security Council Open Debate: "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: combating the financing of terrorism.”

She also stressed that the Cuban revolutionary government has never allowed, nor will it ever permit, its national territory to be used for carrying out, planning or financing terrorist acts against any other State, with no exception.

At the same time she recalled that the island, in defending its independence and sovereignty, has suffered the consequences of appalling terrorist acts, organized, financed and carried out from abroad, resulting in the loss of 3,478 lives and 2,099 disabled persons. Most of these acts were organized, financed or allowed by the United States government and committed by people under its control and protection. As a result, Cuba has strengthened its principled position and unwavering will against terrorism, again endorsed by the newly adopted Constitution.

Rodríguez Abascal also took the opportunity to reiterate her strong condemnation of the sabotage of Venezuela's electrical system. She explained that it is a terrorist act intended to harm the unprotected population of an entire nation, who are used as hostages in the unconventional war unleashed by the United States against the legitimate government presided over by comrade Nicolás Maduro Moros and the Civil-Military Union of the Bolivarian and Chavista people.

Therefore, she condemned the harmful and illegal practice, in violation of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations by some States that finance, support or promote terrorist and subversive acts intended to undermine the constitutional order of other states, to impose "regime changes" and to spread messages of intolerance and hatred against other peoples, cultures or political systems.

The Cuban representative urged the international community not to accept that under the banner of an alleged fight against terrorism, some states commit acts of aggression, undermine national sovereignty, interfere in the internal affairs of other states, or flagrantly violate human rights and international humanitarian law.

Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

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