US blacklisting of Cuba is irresponsible and dishonest: US scholar
Havana, Aug 8, (RHC), -- Cuban American scholar has criticized the unilateral inclusion of Cuba in Washington’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying this U.S. attempt to present Havana as a terrorist entity is irresponsible and dishonest.
In statements to PL news agency, the co-director of the Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE) organization, professor Maria Isabel Alfonso, said the recent blacklisting of the island by the US Department of State was just another attempt to distort the reality of the Caribbean nation.
Alfonso, a Modern Languages professor at the New York-based Saint Joseph’s College, said this situation has repeated itself for many years, adding that if Barack Obama is reelected president he should take serious the proposal recently made by Cuban President Raul Castro and agree to a far-reaching dialog on U.S.-Cuba relations.
“Cuba is not considered a terrorist country or a threat in the official documents of any country’s foreign ministry, and the United States must adopt a minimum level of responsibility about its blacklist and put aside its politicking towards the Cuban American right-wing circles, which only brings the discredit of Washington before the world, said the professor.
Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE) is an organization promoting the normalization of US-Cuba commercial and diplomatic relations.