The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions of the US government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a humanitarian intervention in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.
CUBA STRONGLY REJECTS THE THREAT TO ACTIVATE TITLE III OF THE HELMS-BURTON ACT
Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs On January 16, 2019,
The US State Department announced the decision to suspend, only for 45 days, the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, “in order to conduct a careful review …in light of the national interests of the United States and the efforts to expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba, and include factors such as the Cuba’s regime’s brutal oppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms and its indefensible support for increasingly authoritarian and corrupt regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua.” President Donald Trump’s administration threat to take a new step that would dangerously tighten even further the blockade against Cuba would be a flagrant violation of International Law and a direct attack on the sovereignty and interests of third countries. Cuba strongly, firmly and categorically rejects such a threat, which is construed as an extremely arrogant and irresponsible hostile action, and repudiates the disrespectful and slanderous language used in the public announcement made by the State Department.