Monday, March 21, 2011
Cuba Condemns Foreign Military Intervention in Libya
Havana, Cuba, Mar 21.- The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) strongly condemned on Sunday the ongoing foreign military intervention in Libya’s current domestic conflict.
In a statement published on Monday by Cuban newspapers and other media outlets, MINREX notes that the conflict must be resolved through dialogue and negotiations and not through military intervention.
The declaration points out that the UN Security Council gave in to the pressure exerted by some western powers “to create conditions leading to the ongoing military aggression, which constitutes a coarse manipulation of the UN Charter and of the authority of the Council, and which is another example of its double-standard behavior.”
“However,” —the text adds, “Resolution 1973, approved last Thursday by the Security Council, in no way authorizes these attacks against Libyan territory, which are a violation of International Law.”
“The western powers carrying out these military attacks against Libyan territory are bringing death, wounds and suffering to innocent civilians. Some of these powers are coincidently responsible for the death of more than one million civilians in Iraq and more than 70,000 in Afghanistan, whom they call ‘collateral damages’. They are also accomplices to the crimes against the Palestinian people,” the statement continues.
“Cuba supports the Libyan people’s inalienable right to self-determination without any foreign interference whatsoever. Cuba also condemns the death of civilians in Libya and supports Libya’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over its resources,” the declaration concludes. (acn).
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