Iran Condemns US Interference in Cuba
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denounces the interference of the US and Western countries in Cuba's internal affairs, holding them responsible for the many problems faced by the Cuban people.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh commented on the "interference of the US and certain other Western countries in the recent protests in Cuba,” denouncing any foreign meddling in Cuban affairs and calling for an “immediate end to the US unilateral sanctions against Cuba.”
Today, on Tuesday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry's media department quoted its Spokesman as saying, "For more than six decades, Cuba has been facing extensive sanctions [imposed on the country by] the US, which have complicated the country’s economy and living conditions of its people, especially at the time of the coronavirus pandemic."
Khatibzadeh pointed out that Washington "is mainly to blame for numerous problems the Cuban people are facing. It pretends to support the ongoing protests in the country with an underlying intention of meddling in its internal affairs in blatant violation of international regulations."
He declared that in line with its principled stance, "Iran condemns any acts of interference in Cuba and the US 'illegal sanctions' against the country, which are the main factor behind the economic hardships of the Cuban people."
He added, "As a country facing illegal and cruel US sanctions, Iran expresses its solidarity with the Cuban people and government and calls for an immediate end to the US unilateral sanctions against Cuba."
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel addressed the American administration by requesting a full lifting of the sanctions if they truly cared about the interests of the Cuban people.
In a speech broadcast on national television, Díaz-Canel called on the Cuban revolutionaries to take to the streets to counter foreign-backed attempts to destabilize the country, stressing that Cuban streets belonged to the revolutionaries, and called on everyone to defend the country.