Press release from the Cuban Foreign Ministry
On the late night of Saturday, November 28, 2020, the General Director in charge of the United States of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, summoned the United States Chargé d'Affaires Timothy Zúñiga-Brown, to whom he conveyed that “Cuba it does not allow the United States or any state to interfere in the internal affairs of the country ”. He also asked him to reiterate that statement to the State Department.
Fernández de Cossío pointed out to the diplomat that he had gone to San Isidro on several occasions, where his Embassy knew that an event of political and social provocation was taking place, and that he would personally transport and support those who were violating the sanitary regulations to protect against the pandemic of COVID-19 constituted serious violations of his functions as a diplomat and as head of mission, a flagrant and defiant interference in the internal political affairs of Cuba and incontestable violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
He emphasized that Cuba does not accept such behavior, and that it will not tolerate him and his Embassy that they conduct themselves in Cuba in contempt of the law and norms, in violation of their obligations as a diplomat.
The Director General clarified that the government of Cuba “is fully aware of the involvement of the government of the United States in financing, guiding and inciting groups and individuals in Cuba to challenge the authority of the government, both through peaceful means and through violent ways ”, which knows“ the insistent but unsuccessful effort in trying to add to those purposes the most representative sectors of art, culture and the intelligentsia in the country ”.
He emphasized that Cuba is also aware of the powerful machinery that from the United States manages, manipulates and harasses on social networks, with unmatched technological and financial support, in order to spread false information, incite hatred, divide the population, promote resentment and call illegality.
He clarified that, as in the rest of the world, Cuba has “full knowledge of the trajectory of the United States government in the overthrow of legitimate governments, in the execution or promotion of coups, in the promotion of social instability at the cost of deaths and suffering ”.
Fernández de Cossio was emphatic in stating that he is not going to be allowed here.
(Embajada de Cuba en Nigeria)