Friday, June 9, 2023

Cuba rejects Wall Street Journal publication on alleged Chinese military base

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, rejected the publication of the US newspaper The Wall Street Journal about an alleged agreement between the governments of China and Cuba to establish a Chinese military base in Cuban territory to intercept communications in the United States.

In a statement, Carlos Fernández de Cossio pointed out:
"The US Newspaper The Wall Street Journal published on June 8 a totally untrue and unfounded information, according to which there allegedly exists an agreement between Cuba and China in the military area for the establishment of a supposed espionage facility.

Notwithstanding Cuba´s sovereign rights in the area of Defense, our country is signatory to the Declaration of Latin America and the Caribbean as a zone of Peace, subscribed in Havana on January 2014. On the bases of that declaration, we reject all foreign military presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the numerous military bases and troops of the United States, and especially the military base that illegally occupies a portion of our national territory in the province of Guantánamo.

Slanders as these have been fabricated frequently by US officials apparently familiarized with intelligence information, as the ones that referred to the allegedly acoustic attacks against US diplomatic personnel, the falsehood about non-existing Cuban military troops in Venezuela, and the lie about an imaginary existence in Cuba of a biological weapon laboratories.

All of them are fallacies promoted with the malicious intention to justify the unprecedented reinforcement of the economic blockade, destabilization and the aggression against Cuba, and to deceive public opinion in the United States and around the world.

US hostility against Cuba and the extreme and cruel measures that provoke humanitarian harm and punish the people of Cuba cannot be justified in any manner."