Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s inclusion for the twentieth time consecutive in the list of sponsors of terrorism that makes the United States unilaterally aims to justify the hostile policy of the White House against Havana. As before, since it inserted in 1982 this country in that list, Washington referred to the alleged support to foreign groups considered as terrorists, but only based on media reports.
This time also said that Cuba has deficiencies with respect to international standards in fighting money laundering and the financing of terrorist groups.
Immediately the State Department report was rejected by the Cuban Foreign Ministry, considering as hoax the attempt to ignore the collaboration of the country with the mechanisms of the United Nations (UN) in the fight against that scourge.
United States hides the fact that Cuba gives truthful and accurate information periodically to the appropriatet UN mechanisms on these issues (money laundering) and others referred to the fight against terrorism, the statement said.
It also ignores that in February this year the government renewed the proposal to agree a bilateral program to fight against terrorism, to which the U.S. government has not responded.
Thus, Washington justifies the policy of blockade it maintains against its neighbor for over 50 years, by establishing through this list that Cuba can not receive financial aid or enjoy of trade benefits or financial treaties.
The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba also discredited exercise considering that the United States does not have the slightest moral authority in the matter.
It is well known that the Washington government has used state terrorism as a weapon of its policy against Cuba, which has caused 3 478 dead and 2 099 disabled.
It has also sheltered tens of terrorists, some of whom still live freely in that territory, the statement continued, referring to Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban-born terrorist who lives in Miami.
Posada Carriles is responsible with the midair bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976 with 73 people aboard, fact which he admitted, and for which Venezuela claims for his extradition to finish judging him, a request which was denied by the U.S. authorities.
Beyond the current justifications for keeping Cuba on the list of sponsors of terrorism is the decision of the White House to continue its hostility against this nation of 11.2 million inhabitants.
Undoubtedly, with its exercise the United States discredits a fight that humanity must carry out for the sake of its own survival.