“The US government insists on the bad habit of trying to impose its will over other governments by imposing unilateral coercive measures. US State Secretary Antony Blinken´s statement does not change one iota of #Cuba’s determination to champion its own sovereign rights”, the Cuban foreign minister live-tweeted.
Washington on Thursday announced some visa restrictions for eight Cuban officials as part of its policy of sanctions against Cuba, as well as the tightening of its economic, commercial and financial blockade.
Mr. Blinken said this new measure is goal-oriented to “those deeply involved in the attempts to silence the voices of the Cuban people” following the July 11 insurrection. He did not specify the names of the officials to be sanctioned, though.
As a result of the riots, Cuban authorities explained the rioters committed public disorder crimes, instigation to commit a crime and subvert the constitutional order, as well as acts of extreme violence against property, people and authorities.