Cuba Denounces Restrictions on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy

Cuba Denounces Restrictions on Peaceful Use of Nuclear EnergyVienna, Mar 5. -Cuba denounced before the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the prohibitions that affect developing countries regarding the access to equipment and nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

"We reiterate our concern about the persistence of undue restrictions on exports to developing countries of materials, equipment and nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes" said Rodolfo Benitez, Cuban diplomatic representative in the forum that began today in this country.

The ambassador in his capacity as governor of Cuba to the Board urged the immediate removal of these obstacles.

Our country has been and continues to be a victim of these restrictions and prohibitions as part of the cruel and illegal blockade applied for over 50 years by the U.S. against Cuba, he said in his speech.

Benitez said that despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington, the island has spared no effort in allocating human and material resources to ensure the safe handling of nuclear material.

In addition, the diplomat mentioned the regional contribution of Havana through experts and radiation protection services.(Prensa Latina)