This event is totally lacking legitimacy and its holding should have never been allowed on the premises of the United Nations as it violates the Charter of the Organization, its purposes and principles. It is intended as an attack on Cuba and constitutes an affront to our sovereignty, which we will never allow.
New York, 16 October 2018. Today, Tuesday, 16 October 2018, the United States of America has once again sullied the name of the United Nations.
The United States, in another action of contempt for human rights and this Organization, has preferred to create absurd lies about Cuba rather than recognize and promote a campaign to redress its multiple human rights violations, both in its territory and in the rest of the world.
New York, October 15, 2018. In her statement at the Segment on Sustainable Development of the Second Committee of the United Nations, Biana Leyva Regueira, Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the UN, called for the end of the genocidal US blockade against the island, which prevents Cubans from developing at full capacity. It is the main obstacle to the development of the island; constituting a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people.
The Director General in charge of the United States Carlos Fernández de Cossío alerted that in recent months the US government has escalated its hostile rhetoric against Cuba. “It makes use of reiterated statements from high level officials aimed at manufacturing pretexts that steer toward a climate of greater bilateral tension”, said the official.