Cuban deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power condemn the echoing of U.S. slander in a resolution that contradicts the spirit of respectful dialogue that has prevailed in relations between our country and the European Union
The International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power has expressed its strongest rejection of the European Parliament’s Common Resolution (2019/2929 RSP), given its interventionist content and disrespect for Cuban sovereignty, with absolute ignorance of our reality.
Cuban legislators commented on the text, approved by a 56% majority vote, stating, “Unfortunately, such statements respond to the new slander campaign orchestrated by the United States government, as part of its failed policy of hostility and aggression toward Cuba, which has escalated over the last few months, and run up against the Cuban people’s capacity for resistance.”
The International Relations Commission also expressed “deep concern that a group of Euro deputies, who are members of certain political forces within the European Parliament, echoing this campaign with evident political motivations, have lent themselves to orchestrating this anti-Cuban maneuver by promoting such statements in the forum, in open subordination to the imperial desires of the United States and alignment with its aggressive policy toward Cuba.”
This resolution “contradicts the spirit of respectful dialogue that has prevailed in relations between Cuba and the European Union,” the Cuban statement points out and adds: “Following its usual course of action, the United States finances activities that threaten Cuba’s constitutional order, attempting to recruit mercenaries to artificially fabricate the “opposition” they desire, in the absence of legitimate support for their goals of domination. Such is the case with José Daniel Ferrer, whose criminal record has been well documented.
The International Relations Commission stated, “There is plenty of evidence of these actions which the U.S. government would never allow in its own territory, with which it openly violates the bilateral Agreement on the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries and disregards the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and international law. This constitutes clear and unacceptable interference in Cuba’s internal affairs.”
The Cuban deputies reiterate, “Unacceptable resolutions such as this only serve as a basis and support for the attempts of the U.S. government to destroy the noble and generous work of the Cuban Revolution, and to justify its policy of blockade, which constitutes the most serious and flagrant violation of human rights of our entire people.”
And finally, “expresses to the European Parliament the willingness of Cuban legislators to continue maintaining relations with the European Parliament and to continue exchanges with its members on the basis of recognition of our differences and respect for our independence and sovereignty, in accordance with the principles of international law”.
Granma, December 2, 2019