Cuba warns that US resolution could facilitate unilateral force

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 April 2004

UN Security Council move seen as dangerous

United Nations, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned Tuesday of the danger that a US resolution on non-proliferation of weapons for mass destruction may be used as an instrument for unilateral and abusive use of force against certain countries.

Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations, Orlando Requeijo, said Security Council adoption of such a proposal could be used as a pretext for a powerful country to act on its own, based on simple suspicions.

He said it is particularly concerning for Cuba when taking into account that several high US officials have made false accusations of alleged biological weapons on the Caribbean island.

Requeijo spoke on the delicate matter at a committee meeting preparing for the 2005 conference that will examine the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

He cited worrying setbacks on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, because of some powers lack of political will to advance. The diplomat expressed the Cuban government's rejection of the selective application of the agreement.

Requeijo called the Security Council resolution very ambiguous and said it would make it easy for countries with greater military power to attack ships and planes without any motive, in violation of several UN regulations.

"The multilateral, non-discriminatory approach is the only way to fight against a possible use of weapons of mass destruction by terrorists and countries," he stated.

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