ALBA Rejects U.S. Inclusion of Cuba on List of Countries Sponsors of Terrorism
Caracas, November 28 (RHC) -- The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) has strongly rejected “the absurd and unsustainable inclusion” of Cuba on the list of states that allegedly sponsor terrorism, drafted annually by the United States.
In a statement released by the regional bloc, its member nations demanded the immediate exclusion of the island from the arbitrary and unilateral procedure, “whose sole purpose is to justify the economic, commercial and financial blockade” against Cuba.
The ALBA nations also rejected “the practice by some states of claiming the right to disclose lists of countries that allegedly sponsor terrorism.”
According to the bloc, “this procedure is an illegitimate mechanism that has no international support and has been rejected at various forums, including the Non-Aligned Movement and, more recently, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.”
In the statement, the ALBA nations also ratified their condemnation of all terrorist acts, methods and practices, in accordance with the purposes and principles contained in the UN Charter and “in full compliance with international law, including international conventions.