Washington, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 45 human rights organizations have asked President Joe Biden to urgently end his unilateral sanctions against countries like Cuba, diplomatic sources disclosed on Friday.
The current US administration has moved away from a campaign promise, instead of promoting normalization of relations with Cuba it tightens the blockade and imposes new 'maximum pressure' restrictions, Cuban Ambassador in Washington Lianys Torres posted on Twitter.
In the text, Ms. Torres recalled that UN experts asked nations, such as the United States, to eliminate unilateral coercive measures to favor social and economic development of thousands of people worldwide, as well as an effective fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
46 peacebuilding, humanitarian and human rights groups sent a letter to @POTUS, @SecBlinken, @SecYellen and @LindaT_G asking to conclude the review of the 🇺🇸 sanctions policy towards #Cuba. 👉https://t.co/MeyvLVDOgv pic.twitter.com/96KFoSVHrr— Lianys Torres Rivera (@lianystr) September 10, 2021
One of the suggestions that US society makes to its government is to issue a temporary global license that makes it possible to send the necessary aid to face the health crisis, for which they are also requesting authorization for financial institutions to roll out required transactions.
The letter, which also refers to countries such as Venezuela and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is addressed to Joe Biden, the Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen, and the US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
In the case of Cuba, that message comes while current US administration harps on an aggressive policy toward Cuba and on tightening the economic, commercial and financial US blockade, despite Joe Biden´s electoral promise to turn this strategy around.
In the meantime, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday thanked the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Africa for their joint stance against the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.
Nuestro profundo agradecimiento a gobiernos y pueblos de Barbados, Santa Lucía, San Cristóbal y Nieves, y San Vicente y las Granadinas por envío d donativo a #Cuba d insumos médicos, así como a Venezuela por apoyo en su traslado.— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) September 10, 2021
Gesto confirma hermandad entre nuestras naciones. pic.twitter.com/jkmwADHrAs
On his Twitter account, the head of Cuban diplomacy expressed his gratitude to the leaders of both regions for the 'joint statement calling for the end of the illegal and unjust economic blockade imposed against Cuba.'
The two parties held the first CARICOM-Africa Virtual Summit in Kenya with the aim of strengthening economic ties and cooperation in other areas.