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Former Peruvian FM demands Cuba’s removal from US SSOT list

Lima, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian Foreign Minister Héctor Béjar said on Wednesday that the United States must remove Cuba from its State Sponsor of Terrorism (SSOT) list, and pointed out that Washington lacks the moral authority to make such a qualification.

‘And what moral authority does the United States have to say who cooperates or not against terrorism, if part of its international policy is to sponsor or use terrorist organizations against those it considers its enemies?’ he told Prensa Latina.

Béjar was responding to a question about the recent removal of Cuba from the list of countries not fully cooperating with terrorism and the fact that it can generate confusion, since the US keeps Cuba on the list of sponsors of terrorism.

He added that Washington must remove Cuba from that arbitrary list.

‘Not only that, the United States must stop all measures against Cuba and the economic, commercial and financial blockade must end,’ he pointed out.

Béjar recalled that Cuba, far from sponsoring terrorism, ‘has been and is a victim of US terrorism.’

Since the first day after the triumph of the Revolution; that is, for more than half a century, US terrorist organizations, headed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), have carried out all kinds of terrorist actions against Cuba.

All these actions are of public domain,’ the former head of Peruvian diplomacy noted.