According to the Foreign Affairs Minister, this exchange takes place exclusively under an exception approved by the US Congress under discriminatory conditions.
It is only one-way sales from the United States to Cuba, without the possibility of credit, through the obligation of advance payment and in cash, and under licenses approved by the Treasury Department, all incompatible with international trade practices, he wrote on Twitter.
By legal mandate, the US government is forced to persecute and interfere in Cuba’s commercial transactions in any country in the world, hinder the necessary financial transactions and sabotage maritime transport, he added.
The foreign minister denounced Washington’s threats and reprisals against companies from any country that do business with Havana.
‘This is an ironclad and overwhelming economic siege. Whoever denies it is not telling the truth,’ Rodriguez stressed.