Cuban President: Washington Seeks Social Unrest in Cuba
The Cuban President describes the measures taken by the US against Havana as "aiming at stifling the economy and opening the country to foreign interventions that end in military intervention."
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel accused the US on Monday of "seeking to create social unrest" in Cuba.
Prior to the accusation, Díaz-Canel called on Cuban revolutionaries to take to the streets to confront the "attempts backed by outsiders to destabilize Cuba." He then added, "The measures taken by the US against Havana are aimed at stifling the economy, in order to open the country to foreign interventions that eventually lead to military intervention."
In a related context, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced his rejection of any "interventionist approach" in Cuba's affairs, noting that Mexico could "help provide medicine and food because these human rights do not need interventionist policies."
In its turn, Russia warned on Monday against any "foreign interference that would encourage the destabilization of the situation in Cuba."
Today, Monday, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that "Moscow is closely monitoring developments in Cuba," noting that "foreign intervention is inadmissible."
It is noteworthy that Cuba has been under an American embargo for nearly 60 years, which has prevented humanitarian aid from reaching the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, thus leading to a deterioration in the economic situation in the recent period.
The Cuban government had denounced foreign calls to wreak havoc, stir up civil disobedience, and take advantage of the difficult situation on the Caribbean Island as a result of the pandemic outbreak, as well as the intensification of the American blockade.
Earlier on Sunday, US Presidential National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said that "the US supports freedom of expression and freedom of assembly across Cuba."