Cuba slams new US sanctions on November 15
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Twitter described the US decision as “hostile”.
Havana – Government Cuba He asserted on Tuesday that visa restrictions imposed on the United States against nine Cuban officials in connection with the suppression of the November 15 march “do not change” his determination to “reject foreign interference.”
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Twitter described the decision as “hostile” against those officials who, according to Washington, tried to “silence the voices of the Cuban people” through “repression and unfair arrests” in the frustrated opposition rally to Hezbollah. November 15.
“The United States of America. continued to err in assuming that our government would allow it to foment social instability in the CubaCuba’s foreign minister responded to the statement signed by Cuban Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken on Tuesday.
Rodriguez added that it was his country’s “right and duty” to “protect sovereign privileges and reject foreign interference.”
The US statement confirmed that among those sanctioned were “high-ranking officials” in the Ministry of Interior and the Revolutionary Armed Forces. Cuba, but does not detail his identity.
The statement added that the Cuban authorities “withdrew the credentials of journalists to suppress press freedom” and “arbitrarily arrested Cuban citizens who tried to demonstrate peacefully.”
Cuban authorities revoked the accreditations of five Efe journalists shortly before 15 November, to return two of them shortly thereafter. They also informed the Spanish government of their intention to return two more as of November 28 and to grant the new head of the delegation a visa to the press, which they requested in September. At the moment this has not happened.
The Cuban government, which did not authorize the November 15 march, defused the protest with extraordinary police deployments in major cities, disavowal rallies, arrests of opponents, and a blockade of the homes of independent activists and journalists.
Likewise, he has linked the march’s promoters to “counter-revolutionary leaders” from the establishment and members of Congress from the neighboring country who seek “regime change” and “military intervention.”
EFE . Agency
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