Cuba condemns US actions against Venezuela

News from Cuba | Friday, 20 March 2015

"Just as Cuba was never alone, Venezuela will not be either."

On Monday 9 March the Cuban government condemend US government action to declare Venezuela a national security threat.

In a statement that rejected the unilateral US actions against Venezuela the Cuba condemned the "arbitrary and aggressive Executive Order issued by the President of the United States against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which ranks the country as a threat to its national security".

The statement went on to say that the US decision was in "retaliation for actions taken in defense of Venezuela's sovereignty against the interventionist acts of US government authorities and Congress."

Cuba also questioned "How can to Venezuela be a threat to the US? It is thousands of miles away, without strategic weapons and without the resources or staff to plot against the American constitutional order..."

The Cuban government statement criticised the "interventionist" US policy "in a year when elections will be held in Venezuela".

"The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba again reiterates its full support and that of our people to the Bolivarian Revolution, the legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro and the heroic brotherly people of Venezuela."

It concluded: "Just as Cuba was never alone, Venezuela will not be either."

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