Cuban Foreign Minister Refutes Accusation by US Secretary of State

Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Tuesday rejected the statements made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who accused Cuba of being ”the true imperialist power in Venezuela”.

‘Secretary of State of the United States, you are making a fool of yourself when you say that Cuba is the true imperialist power in Venezuela. Your government looted it (Venezuela) for two centuries, organized the coup d’état in 2002, the oil sabotage in 2003, it invented the self-proclaimed president, Juan Guaido, and it is celebrating the electric coup,’ the head of Cuban diplomacy wrote on his Twitter account, @BrunoRguezP.

On Monday, Pompeo gave a press conference in Washington, where he accused Cuba and Russia of playing a key role to destroy democracy in Venezuela.

‘No other country has done more than Cuba to create so much misery in Venezuela,’ the top US official told reporters.

Previously, Rodriguez denounced on Twitter the tendency to lie without limits or restrains by the government of the United States’ and warned about its dangerous consequences. He repeated that Cuba does not interfere in Venezuela’s internal affairs.

Cuba does not interfere in Venezuela’s internal affairs, and Venezuela does not interfere in Cuba’s. It is totally false that Cuba is participating in operations by the Bolivarian National Armed Force or the security services. It is a slander by the government of the United States with aggressive political ends, Rodriguez stressed.

In addition, the foreign minister noted that Cuba strongly rejects the lie spread by the US government that it has ‘between 20 and 25,000 soldiers in Venezuela’ and any innuendo that there is some degree of political subordination from Caracas to Havana, or vice versa.

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