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Mnoal and G77+China demand Cuba's removal from the terrorism list

They urge Joe Biden's government to end this siege of more than six decades and which constitutes the greatest impediment to the full development of the country

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Group of 77 and China demanded this Saturday in a joint statement the removal of Cuba from the US list of countries that supposedly sponsor terrorism.

Both alliances described this inclusion as an unfair and unfounded accusation that serves as a pretext to impose additional unilateral coercive measures against the island, strengthening the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Cuban people to unprecedented levels, he noted. Prensa Latina.

The statement urged Joe Biden's government to end this siege of more than six decades and which constitutes the greatest impediment to the full development of the country.

In that sense, they called for compliance with the 31 resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the need to end the blockade against Cuba.

The statement reiterated its firm rejection of the imposition of laws and regulations with extraterritorial impact and all other forms of coercive measures, including unilateral sanctions against developing countries, and reiterated the urgent need to eliminate them.

At the end of May, the State Department confirmed the elimination of Cuba from the list that includes countries that, according to the United States, “do not fully cooperate” in the fight against terrorism.

However, both the international community and the Cuban Government consider the provision insufficient, which is not equivalent to the elimination of the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, which implies serious limitations for the economic and commercial exchange of the Caribbean country.

The Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, insisted that removing his country from the list of sponsors of terrorism would be the most correct and coherent thing.

“The United States should do what is correct and consistent with that position: remove Cuba from the State Department's arbitrary list and end accompanying coercive economic measures,” the president wrote in his reaction to the announcement.

For his part, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez assured that Joe Biden's administration “should cease all political manipulation of the issue and put an end to our arbitrary and unjust inclusion on the list of countries that sponsor terrorism.”

Cuba was first placed on the State Department's list of sponsors of terrorism during President Ronald Reagan's administration in 1982.

In 2015, then-president Barack Obama considered that this designation had no merit in the case of the island and withdrew it.

Four years later, Donald Trump reincluded Cuba a few days before leaving the White House, something that his Democratic successor maintains despite the demand that he rectify that position in his policy towards the Caribbean nation.

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