Havana- Cuba is not a state sponsor of terrorism. It is a state patron of global welfare, and it highlights an article in Peoples Dispatch, which calls for the Caribbean nation to be removed from that unilateral list of the US government.
Authored by Roger Waters, Vijay Prashad and Manolo de los Santos, the text appears in this international media project and highlights that the largest of the Antilles, rather than exporting arms to the entire world, has a long history of healthy internationalism with Cubans. Doctors and Medicines Sights are familiar from Pakistan to Peru.
The article says that the basic idea behind this list is that the US State Department identifies countries that have supported acts of international terrorism, adding that the US government does not provide evidence of such acts.
The authors stress that the US designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism severely harms the ability of the island’s government and people to perform basic functions of life.
They explained that the enormous power of the US government over the global financial system makes banks and merchants refuse to deal with Cuba for fear of retaliation for breaking the embargo.
Because of this policy, they added, companies refuse to sell to Cuba raw materials, reagents, diagnostic kits, medicines and pharmaceutical devices, and a host of other materials needed to operate the excellent but cumbersome public health and safety system. Flag on the island.
Every update of Washington’s list, since 1982, has included Cuba, until 2015, when President Barack Obama withdrew the island, as part of the normalization of bilateral relations.
However, in January 2021, the administration of Donald Trump again annexed the Caribbean country, so that Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria now appear.
The text notes that the President of the United States, Joe Biden, could remove Cuba from this list with a stroke of his pen, but he did not, which may be for political reasons.
Roger Waters is a British musician and composer, co-founder of the band Pink Floyd, considered one of the most influential bands in the history of modern music, while Vijay Prashad and Manolo de los Santos are social activists, the former is a historian, Marxist and Indian-American journalist, Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and Editor-in-Chief of LeftWord Books; While the second, Dominican, is the co-executive director of the People’s Forum and a researcher at Tricontinental.
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