Fidel Castro write Maduro on US sanctions against Venezuela

HAVANA – The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro has written to the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in reference to his speech addressing US threats to his country. In his letter, Castro said: “I congratulate you on your brilliant and courageous speech against the brutal plans of the US government. Your words go down in history as proof that humanity can and must know the truth.”

Meanwhile, the Cuban government has also stated its position with regards to the aggressive Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama against Venezuela, which declared the country a threat to US national security.

The statement reads: “The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba has learnt of the arbitrary and aggressive Executive Order issued by the President of the United States against the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which declares the country a threat to its national security, in reprisal for the measures adopted by Venezuela in defense of its sovereignty against the interventionist actions of the US Congress and governmental authorities.

“How does Venezuela threaten the United States? Thousands of kilometers away, without strategic weapons and without employing resources nor officials to plot against US constitutional order, the statement is unbelievable, and lays bare the intentions of those who have come up with it.

“However, such a statement during a year in which legislative elections will be held in Venezuela reaffirms once again the interventionist nature of US foreign policy.

“The severity of this executive measure has alerted the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean who, in January 2014, at the Second CELAC Summit in Havana, declared the region a Zone of Peace, and these countries repudiate any act prejudicial to this, as they have accumulated enough experiences of imperial intervention throughout their history.

“The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba reiterates once again its unconditional support and that of our people for the Bolivarian Revolution, the legitimate government of President Nicolás Maduro Moros and the heroic sister nation of Venezuela.“Nobody has the right to intervene in the internal affairs of a sovereign State or to declare it, without grounds, a threat to its national security.

“Just as Cuba was never alone, Venezuela will not be either.” – Granma/HR