The announcement made Monday , January 11th , by the US State Department to designate Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism provoked a deep rejection from the international community.
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, highlighted in a tweet that the Donald Trump administration "intends to undermine the path of international politics before exiting through the back door of world history" and expressed his categorical rejection of "The inclusion of our sister Republic of Cuba in the" list of state sponsors of terrorism ".
A statement from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry vigorously refuted the ill-fated intention of the outgoing administration of Donald Trump. «This decision reflects the manipulation and political and ideological use that Washington makes of a subject as sensitive as the fight against terrorism, in order to promote its agenda of destabilization and continuous aggression against the people and government of Cuba. Likewise, it is evident the intention to leave the path undermined to hinder a rapprochement between the incoming government of the White House and the revolutionary government of Cuba, ”the message states.
The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples' Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorenti, published on his Twitter account that "the arbitrary decision of the United States government not only violates the Charter of the United Nations and International Law, but is an affront to the peoples of the world. In the midst of the pandemic and under a criminal blockade, Cuba sends doctors and saves thousands and thousands of lives. In addition, he added that if there were a list of countries that sponsor solidarity and life, Cuba would be in the first place.
For his part, the former adviser to the Barack Obama administration, Ben Rhodes, described the designation in a tweet as "such a politicized garbage destined to tie the hands of an administration that takes power in ten days" and added that "Cuba does not it is a state sponsor of terrorism. '
Previously, US Senators Amy Klobuchar, Patrick Leahy, Ron Wyden, Chris Van Hollen, Jack Reed, Jeff Merkley, Sherrod Brown, Martin Heinrich and Tina Smith sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on January 7, expressing their concern about this eventual decision, without consultation and formal review by Congress.
Other organizations and personalities worldwide expressed their rejection of the Trump administration's decision against the Biggest of the Antilles.