Cuba in UN

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.”

Remarks by Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director general of United States affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, on the Helms-Burton Act.

Law Helms-Burton has no impact whatsoever, practical impact in Cuba. It’s a US Law with no jurisdiction whatsoever in Cuba and cannot be applied in any sovereign country that respects its sovereignty. Its jurisdiction is limited to the United States. In addition to that, Cuba passed a law in 1996 that defined that Helms-Burton was null and void of any meaning or impact in our country so in practical terms it has no effect whatsoever in Cuba.