Cuba categorically rejects the threat of activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act
Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
Author: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba | firstname.lastname@example.org
january 17, 2019 11:01:24
Cuba categorically rejects the threat of activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act Photo: Granma
On January 16, 2019, the United States State Department announced the decision to suspend for only 45 days the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, “to conduct a careful review… in light of the national interests of the United States and efforts to expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba and include factors such as the Cuban regime’s brutal oppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms and its indefensible support for increasingly authoritarian and corrupt regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua.”
The government of President Donald Trump threatens to take a new step that would dangerously reinforce the blockade against Cuba, flagrantly violate International Law, and directly attack the sovereignty and interests of third countries.
Cuba rejects this threat in the most energetic, firm and categorical way. It regards it as a hostile act of extreme arrogance and irresponsibility, while condemning the disrespectful and slanderous language of the State Department’s public message.