Statement of the Association of Cuban Residents in Ireland

Statement of the Association of Cuban Residents in Ireland. Dublin, May 24, 2024.

On May 15, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a Declaration in which it denounces the unjust permanence of Cuba on the List of countries that sponsor terrorism.

It also warns that Cuba remains on said List, even though it does not appear, as in previous years, in the report to Congress, sent by the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, that same day, about the countries that “do not fully cooperate with US counterterrorism efforts in the calendar year 2023.”

The Association of Cuban Residents in Ireland “Ernesto Ché Guevara” calls not to be confused between these two lists. That is why he reiterates his rejection of Cuba being kept on the list of those who supposedly sponsor terrorism. The latter is an absolutely unjustified slander that serves as a pretext for the adoption of measures that greatly affect the Cuban people, including Cubans residing abroad and that are added to those already existing due to the economic, commercial and financial blockade.

Finally, it calls for intensifying the efforts of the international solidarity movement and of Cubans residing around the world, including those living in Ireland, to demand the exclusion of Cuba from the harmful list of countries “sponsors of terrorism” and to put an end to the measures that are part of the blockade.
As the MINREX Declaration points out, the President of the United States has all the prerogatives to act honestly and do the right thing.