HAVANA, Cuba.- The Cuban Government rejected the announcement by the U.S. Department of State to activate Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which allows lawsuits against foreign companies managing property nationalized by the Revolution.
Bruno Rodriguez, Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed through Twitter his forceful rejection of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement, and called this action an attack on international law and the sovereignty of Cuba and that of third States.
America’s aggressive escalation against Cuba will fail; as in Giron, we will win, the Cuban Chancellor wrote.
In this regard, the European Union said that if a chain of American hotels claims compensation to a European chain in the courts of the United States, the European chain could do the same to the American one in a European court.
Cuba ratifies the Helms-Burton Act Is Irrelevant
Cuba ratified that the Helms-Burton Act used by the United States to seek a change of political system by means of the intensification of the economic blockade is irrelevant, based on the provisions of the legal order of the island.
The Cuban Chancellery recalled in its Twitter account that Cuba approved in 1996, the same year in which the Helms-Burton entered into force, the Law 80 of reaffirmation of the Cuban Dignity and Sovereignty.
The initiative approved by the National Assembly of People’s Power declares illegal the Anti-Cuban law, irrelevant and without any legal value or effect.
The Government of the island remarked the inapplicability of the Helms-Burton Act after the decision of the U.S. government announced this morning by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.