Cuba Accuses The US Of “manufacturing Pretexts” To Close Embassies

The Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, accused the Trump Administration of Wednesday "fabricating pretexts" with the aim of breaking diplomatic relations and closing embassies in Washington and Havana.

"Irrational sequence of measures of resurgence of the blockade and lies of the US government vs. Cuba seek to make excuses that lead to the closure of diplomatic missions," wrote the regime's chancellor, adding that the alleged interest would be "contrary to the desire of both peoples , Cubans residing in the US and the international community. ”

Irrational sequence of measures of resurgence of the blockade and lies of the govt of #USA vs #Cuba They seek to make pretexts that lead to the closure of diplomatic missions, which is contrary to the desire of both peoples, Cubans residing in the US and the intl community.

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– Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) November 27, 2019

The Rodriguez message generated comments like that of the user “Catv2017”, who considered that the US government (the current Administration) “has less than a year left”, adding that “without an embassy we will be better, we already know that the US will not you have to go get anything. ”

The user “Wecuba”, on the other hand, replied that “the Cuban embassy in Washington only provides a decent service to the interests of the Cuban Government and its envoys, never to the citizens of the Island residing in the US. Rather, it plunges exorbitant amounts of money in consular procedures to the Islanders. ”

It is not the first time that Cuban diplomats accuse the United States of creating difficulties to close embassies. In mid-November, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director for the US of MINREX, declared that the US government was “denying visas or delaying the granting of visas for Cuban diplomatic officials,” which would have forced the Island to “act with reciprocity” .

According to Cossío, the issue of visas affects the operation of embassies, and defined the situation as "unsustainable."

The escalation of tensions between the governments of Cuba and the United States has provoked recent statements that demonstrate the accelerated deterioration of diplomatic relations, resumed by during the government of Democrat Barack Obama and his policy towards Cuba known as "the thaw."

On Tuesday, the Assistant Secretary for Latin America of the State Department, Michael G. Kozak, warned about the approval in Cuba of a law that allows electronic surveillance.


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