According to the members of the Upper House, this was due to the fact that the efforts to isolate Cuba ‘have isolated us from the international community and particularly from allies and partners in this hemisphere.’
They indicated that since the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed 55 years ago is still a US law, it is unlikely that there is an opposition to that policy by the US administration.
‘However, as one of the only two nations that did not vote in favor of the resolution, we urge you to order our ambassador to the UN to abstain again to avoid further isolation of the United States.’
Mohammad Baqeri, Iran’s armed forces chief of staff, has warned that if the United States re-imposes sanctions on his country, Iran will “definitely” withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal.
He noted that the driving force that helped seal the deal was the removal of Western sanctions if Iran complies with the terms laid out by negotiators, which the International Atomic Energy Agency has recently confirmed it is doing.
This past February 17, the State Department and the U.S. embassy in Havana, reported, for the first time, to Cuba’s Foreign Ministry and diplomatic mission in Washington, the alleged occurrence of sonic attacks between November of 2016 and February, 2017.
Qatar and Russia have signed an agreement Wednesday to increase their military and technical cooperation, state sources say.
According to the Russian state news agency TASS, the cooperation pact was signed after the meeting of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his counterpart, Khaled bin Mohamad al-Atiya, in Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Venezuela’s Minister of Communication and Information (Minci), Ernesto Villegas, stated that the struggle against the U.S. blockade imposed on Cuba for almost 60 years is also a struggle for humanity.
Caracas.– Venezuela’s Minister of Communication and Information (Minci), Ernesto Villegas, stated that the struggle against the U.S. blockade imposed on Cuba for almost 60 years is also a struggle in defense of humanity.
“We feel as though it (the struggle) were our own, and when we say no more blockade against the noble homeland of Martí, of Maceo, Fidel and Raúl, we are also saying no more blockades against any other people on the Planet, and in particular, in Latin America,” stated Villegas in the National Library’s Hugo Chávez hall.
In this sense, he noted that the struggle against the blockade is also a struggle for the dignity of the Cuban people, stating that “Homeland is humanity,” in reference to the island’s National Hero José Martí, who called for the creation of a fraternal relationship between the peoples of the world. Continue reading
Serguey Reshchikov, council minister at the Russian embassy in Havana, commented that Cuba plays a special role in the World Youth Festival movement, as an illustrious example of resistance to U.S. hegemony.
The strengthening of relations between Russia and Cuba during the recently concluded 19th World Festival of Youth, and Cuba’s contribution to the Festival movement, were the focus of discussion during a meeting between functionaries at the Russian embassy in Havana and the national leadership of the Young Communists League (UJC), along with a selection of Cuban delegates to the international Festival.
Sucely Morfa González, UJC first secretary, thanked Russian authorities for the support received by the Cuban group in Sochi, the second largest delegation attending, evidence, she said, of the solidarity and brotherhood shared by the two peoples.
Festival delegate and president of the Federation of Secondary School Students, Niuvis García, reported that the Cuban participants were able to share Cuba’s achievements in education, heath, and sports, and explain the damage caused by the blockade, as well as denounce U.S. aggression against Venezuela and other countries during the Anti-imperialist Tribunal.
Yisel Hernández Barrios, delegate from the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, said he was pleased to be able to interact with new generations of revolutionaries and progressive youth, and feel the affection so many have for Cuba, Fidel, and Che, expressed in so many different languages.
Alejandro Behmaras from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the event showcased Russia’s ability to attract the world’s progressive youth, despite media campaigns against the country, as well as its organizational ability, hosting more than 20,000 participants.
Serguey Reshchikov, council minister at the Russian embassy in Havana, commented that Cuba plays a special role in the World Youth Festival movement, as an illustrious example of resistance to U.S. hegemony, withstanding the difficult conditions imposed by the blockade for over 50 years.
Opening yesterday, in Havana, was the Second International Symposium on “The Cuban Revolution, genesis and historical development” with more than 100 participants on hand.
Opening yesterday, October 24, at Havana’s convention center, was the Second International Symposium on “The Cuban Revolution, genesis and historical development” with more than 100 participants on hand, from a variety of countries including the United States, Spain, and Greece.
According to the organizing committee, the event has as its fundamental objective providing an opportunity for debate and sharing knowledge based on historical sciences, to contribute to better understanding of Cuba’s revolutionary process, in all its complexity.