Calls continue for President Joe Biden to remove Cuba from the State Department list of state sponsors of terrorism
In a social media post, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla expressed gratitude for the solidarity shown Cuba, after our country was added to the arbitrary U.S. State Department list of state sponsors of terrorism.
On his Twitter account, Rodríguez, also a Party Political Bureau member, wrote: “We are grateful for the multiple condemnations of Cuba’s inclusion on the illegitimate State Department list, by prominent members of the U.S. Congress, religious organizations, the Cuban émigré community, international institutions and figures.”
Messages of solidarity continue to be received. The French-Spanish professor and journalist Ignacio Ramonet described the listing as absolutely cynical. The organization Friends of Cuba in Thessaloniki, a Greek port city, labeled the decision malicious and provocative. Members of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela issued a communiqué condemning U.S. imperialism and rejecting the list as a farce.
The Party of the European Left pointed out that the addition of Cuba to the list was inadmissible and additionally denounced the tightening of the blockade which it is meant to justify; while Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide stated that the decision was lamentable.