Cuban FM Thanks International Support against Helms-Burton

Featured Cuban FM Thanks International Support against Helms-Burton

Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has thanked governments and international companies on Monday for their extensive rejection of the Helms-Burton Act.

He denounced in Twitter that hostile law as 'a judicial aberration and a flagrant violation of international law'.

Rodriguez emphasized that with the activation of Title III, this policy has become extraterritorial in that it violates foreign trade rules and deprives Cuba from foreign investment, threatening current and potential partners.

This specificity of the law has been rejected for 27 years in the UN General Assembly by means of a resolution calling for an end to the blockade of the United States against Cuba.

According to Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, unilateral economic measures adopted by member states contravene the principles and rules of international law.

'It is an aggression against the Cuban sovereignty and that of third states', he said on social media.

The activation on May 2 of Titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act tightens the economic, commercial and financial blockade that Washington has maintained for almost six decades against Cuba.

Belgium Association Condemns Aggressive US Policy against Cuba

The Belgian association ''Friends of Cuba'' condemned the policy of aggression against Cuba carried out by the U.S. government, according to a statement released on Monday.

During its 50th general assembly, the organization said it joins the protests worldwide against the activation of Title III of Helms Burton Act, a fact aimed at intensifying the Washington blockade against Cuba.

This section allows U.S. nationals to sue persons and entities at the justice of that country, even from third countries, which invest in Cuban territory in properties nationalized after the January 1, 1959 revolutionary triumph.

This could affect European companies or others present in Cuba, another example of the extraterritorial scope of the blockade.

The entity demanded 'the Begian government and the European Union to put into practice all available means to support and help its citizens and companies, as well as oppose all legal processes that are opened in the United States'.

The organization also invited all democratic organizations to reinforce solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, which he described as 'more necessary than ever' in the face of the criminal blockade, threats, and destabilization policy implemented against all countries and progressive movements in Latin America.

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