French parliament describes blockade to Cuba as a war act

Paris, Sep 27. -United States blockade against Cuba is an act of war that hinders the development of the Caribbean nation, complained the left-winger deputy Jean-Luc Melenchon to the National Assembly of France.

In the session to ratify the agreement of political dialogue and cooperation between the European Union and Cuba, the leader of the movement Francia Insumisa went up to the podium to condemn this hostile policy, as other lawmakers did.

According to Melenchon, it is not possible to talk about the island without first referring to the economic, commercial and financial siege hardened in the past year by Donald Trump’s government.

“I emit from this tribune a solemn protest against this act of war and warmongering,” he said.

On the other hand, the president of the friendship group Cuba-France in Parliament, François Michel Lambert, recalled that that policy means “the longer blockade that a town has suffered throughout the history of mankind”, for more than 50 years.

The politician said that those sanctions are “a constant weight on the Cuban people and also on ourselves”.

In this regard, he recalled its extraterritorial application, by which numerous French companies should pay high fines to United States simply by exchanging with Cuba.

Lambert recalled that the vote against the blockade will take place at United Nations soon, where the international community showed its rejection of that policy traditionally.

The Deputy Jean Paul Lecoq, was also in the session and said that after the triumph of the revolution in 1959, the Cuban people have suffered great difficulties because of these sanctions which only seek to destabilize the Havana’s government.

“Despite all the obstacles, the country has managed to move forward,” he emphasized.

In the debate, other legislators also made reference to the intensification of the blockade with the arrival of the U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as its impact on the economy of the Caribbean nation. (Taken from Prensa Latina)

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