President of the World Peace Council denounces the diplomatic setback announced by Trump against Cuba

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Reacting to the statements and measures staken by US President Donald Trump since his anouncement of the suspension of the diplomatic agreement signed with Cuba in 2014, peace and sovereignty movements have been stating their rejection for the setback. The President of the World Peace Council, Socorro Gomes, has also issued a statement, calling upon all to strengthen our anti-imperialist struggle and support for the Cuban people’s defense of their sovereignty. Read the text below:

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he signs an executive order reversing Obama administration Cuba policies after Trump addressed US-Cuba relations at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, Florida, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

We denounce the diplomatic setback and US interference in Cuba!

With indignation and emphatic rejection we denounce the setback on the US foreign policy under the Donald Trump Administration regarding revolutionary Cuba, a setback that puts in evidence the choice made by the new President for threats and blackmail used routinely by the imperialist power against the Cuban people.

The World Peace Council has joined movements, institutions and governments in solidarity with the Republic of Cuba to support and celebrate the diplomatic victory of the Cuban people since the announcement of the reestablishment of bilateral relations with the US, in 2014.

Simultaneously, joining the Cuban people, we have always demanded the end of US interference, which constantly tries to disturb the Cuban revolution’s progress and isolate the nation through a criminal blockade imposed over five decades ago.

Trump has announced the setback in June 16th, from the symbolic platform of Miami – paying homage to anti-patriotic Cubans that are happy with the US interference and economic and media war against the revolutionary island – by canceling the agreement signed in 2014. We completely reject the statements made by the new US President, which are typical of a failed and retrograde policy, of unsubstantiated and hypocritical allegations against the Cuban democracy.

We denounce the dangers of the new investments on a militarized policy by the US under the Trump administration for all Latin America, while Cuba has defended peace in the American continent and in the world – in stark contrast with the US imperialism. At the same time, we alert and call upon all for strengthening our struggle against the interference and in defense of the sovereignty of nations, facing the indications that the policies of internal destabilization will be intensified.

Therefore, we express our resolute solidarity with the Cuban people and our friend organizations, such as de Cuban Movement for Peace and for the Peoples’ Sovereignty (MovPaz), the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and the Organization for Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America (Ospaaal), in defense of the revolution and independence against foreign interference, threats, and the diplomatic setback announced by the US President.

The World Peace Council has reiterated and strengthened its support to the Cuban people and emphasized on the role that the “bigger of the Antilles” plays in promoting an international order of friendship and fraternity, solidarity, cooperation, justice and shared progress, while condemning the US imperialism, in its aggressiveness and threats against the peoples.

We’ll go on struggling, for the end of the US imperialism’s interference in Latin America and in Cuba!

Socorro Gomes,
President of the World Peace Council