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May 28, 2021: Blinken is Dangerously Wrong About Cuba
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) rejects a recent statement by U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the subject of Cuba and other countries.
On Tuesday, May 25, the U.S. State Department announced that it will keep Cuba on the list of countries which do not fully cooperate in the fight against terrorism. Other countries that will be kept on this list include Venezuela, Iran, Syria, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla immediately denounced this U.S. move, pointing out that Cuba itself has been the victim of more than 700 terrorist attacks originating in the United States.
We would add that last spring, even the Cuban embassy in Washington, DC, was the target of a violent terrorist attack. Fortunately, nobody was killed, but there was damage to the building and to a statue of Cuban national hero José Martí. To date, there has been no statement by the U.S. federal government condemning this attack.
The categorization of Cuba as a country which does not cooperate in the fight against terrorism is doubly hypocritical when we take note of the many cases in which governments allied with the United States engage in terrorist acts against their own citizens and are not put on any “list.” We need merely mention Colombia and Israel-Palestine in this regard. Cuba, for its part, has always actively opposed terrorism.