Thursday, June 4, 2020

KKE: Condemns U.S. aggression against Cuba, demands end to "barbaric blockade"

In a unilateral and arbitrary act, the U.S. government has included Cuba in the State Department list of countries which allegedly not cooperating fully against terrorism.

Read here the full statement-response of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The groundless argument used by the U.S. government is the presence in Cuban territory of members of the delegation to peace talks of the National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia.

In a statement issued today the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns the escalation of U.S. imperialist aggression against Cuba.

The statement of the KKE points out: 

“The U.S. government, within the context of the unacceptable sanctions and blockade against Cuba, invent new pretexts and orchestrates the escalation of imperialist aggression against Cuba and its people. 

This time the government of the USA, in collaboration with the reactionary government of Ivan Duque in Colombia, are trying to implicate Cuba in a list with countries which supposedly co-operate with “terrorism”, invoking the fact that members of the Colombian ELN rebel movement remain in Cuba while these members were there within the framework of the negotiations with the previous Colombian government.”

The KKE writes that “the American claim is groundless and dangerous. Some of the biggest imperialist crimes of the last decades against the people have been committed in the name of fighting “terrorism””. 

The KKE “condemns this new step of imperialist aggression escalation and demands the removal of all measures of the barbaric economic and trade blockade on Cuba”. 

The KKE “expresses its internationalist solidarity to the Communist Party of Cuba and defends the rights of the people of Cuba and other people in the region who are targets of imperialist attacks by the U.S. and their allies”.