Havana, Jan 21. -Cuba''s Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday rejected the statements made by the US Department of State and the White House, considering them another example of the constant policy of aggression and interference in the internal affairs of the Caribbean country.
¿A deplorable event, but unusual in Cuba, has been distorted and manipulated by self-serving political interests to justify the policy of blockade against our country,Â¿ said Josefina Vidal, Director of the North America Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The statements of the US Department of State and the White House are another example of the constant policy of aggression and interference in the internal affairs of Cuba and serves only to highloght their usual double standard and hypocrisy, added Vidal.
In fact, she said, such statements are more applicable to the record of human rights violations by the US government in its own territory and around the world, than to the actions of Cuba, where the human being is the most precious thing.
The Cuban diplomat recalled that there was no statement from the US president nor from the US department of State when inmate Lyvita Gomes died in a Chicago prison as a result of a hunger strike on January 3.
It is not in Cuba, added Vidal, where 90 prisoners have been executed from January 2010 to the present day, while another 3,222 inmates are waiting for their execution on death row.
We have to recall that the US has already carried out its first execution of 2012 and that its government suppresses without mercy those who try to denounce the injustice of the system.
It is the US Government that uses torture and extrajudicial executions in the countries it attacks and exercises police brutality against its own population, said the diplomat.
In a colossal act of cynicism, the US government dares to condemn Cuba without justification, while it closes its eyes and does not condemn the flagrant violations of human rights caused by the injustice, aggression, and neglect to which its policy condemns millions of people in the planet, including its own territory.(Prensa Latina)