Cuba rejects Mike Pompeo's statements against medical brigades
Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, today rejected the statements of US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, which seek to discredit the work of the island's medical brigades in other countries to fight the Covid- 19.
On his Twitter account, the Foreign Minister questioned the recent indications of the US official who accused the Government of the Caribbean island of 'exploitation of medical workers'.
What right does the Secretary of State have to pressure sovereign governments to deprive their nationals of medical care? Rodríguez wrote over the social network.
Despite efforts to discredit Cuba, the work of its doctors is internationally demanded and recognized. It is a time of solidarity, not pettiness, he added.
Shortly before, the Minister rejected similar allegations set forth in a document from the US State Department titled 'The Truth About Cuba's Medical Missions'. The U.S. intensifies the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the Caribbean nation, and insists on slandering the solidarity aid that it provides to various countries, Rodríguez published on the digital platform.
In the context of Covid-19, they threaten the health of other peoples instead of joining in cooperation efforts, he added.
For his part, the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, also alluded to this campaign of discredit promoted by the Donald Trump administration, and classified that action as a deliberate deception.
An article published on this day by the deputy director general of the United States Directorate of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Yohana Tablada, denounces that the objective of the new attack is to hide the failure of pressure to end collaboration in health of the largest of the Antilles.
'They try to distort the nature of it and present it as what it is not,' says the text published on the Cubadebate portal.
However, he explains, the opposite happened, since today there are many more countries that, due to the positive experience and the results achieved, request the island's medical services in their different modalities.
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