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Cuba condemns impact of coercive measures against culture of peace

United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Thursday rejected the impact of coercive measures against the culture of peace promoted by the United Nations, considering these provisions as contrary to the UN Charter and International Law.

Taking the floor at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, Ernesto Soberón, acknowledged the need for economic and social development, justice and equity to promote peace for all.

The Cuban diplomat rejected the promotion of destabilization, unconventional war tactics and changes to legitimately constituted orders; as well as the manipulation of human rights against developing countries, while remaining complicit in silence ahead of crimes committed by rich countries.

“Promoting false exceptionalism, hate speeches and supremacist, racist and xenophobic ideas also constitute a direct attack on the culture of peace,” he remarked.

The Cuban ambassador recalled that for over six decades the Cuban people have been facing up the imposition of the longest economic, commercial and financial blockade by the United States, with a direct, daily and very negative impact on Cubans´ quality of life.

This policy, he added, tightened in an opportunistic manner during the pandemic of the Covid-19 and with the unjustifiable inclusion of Cuba in the fraudulent state-sponsor-of-terrorism (SSOT) list, together with disinformation and unconventional warfare, contravene the notion of a culture of peace.

Soberón ratified his country’s commitment to the implementation of the Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace as well as international law, the United Nations Charter and the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace.

However, a world of peace will remain a utopia as long as multilateralism and cooperation are not privileged, our legitimate differences are disrespected and hegemonic appetites are favored, he added.

The diplomat also denounced the US veto to prevent the accession of Palestine as a full member of the UN, which shows the lack of real commitment to the two-state solution.

In his opinion, this fact proves, for the umpteenth time, Washington’s complicity with the genocide against the Palestinian people with total impunity and in front of the eyes of the international community.