Havana, Cuba.- Cuba has strongly condemned the sabotage on Venezuela”s power supply that left most of that country without electricity affecting health institutions, services and the people as a US-spearheaded terrorist action.
In a statement issued on Monday evening, the Cuban Foreign Ministry terms the sabotage on Venezuela’s power supply ‘a terrorist action intended to harm the defenseless population of an entire nation’.
The statement adds such an attack turns common Venezuelans ‘into hostages of the non-conventional war launched by the government of the United States against the legitimate government headed by comrade Nicolas Maduro Moros and the civic and military union of the Bolivarian and Chavista people’.
Several US politicians -it continues- have rushed to celebrate an action that deprives the population from essential basic services.
Among them -the statement lists- it left hospitals without the power they require to work; disrupts other basic services which are indispensable in the everyday-life of people, such as food, water supply, transportation, communications, public safety, trade, bank transactions and payments using credit cards.
‘Such an action affects work in general and the proper functioning of schools and universities,’ the Cuban Foreign Ministry stated.
The sequence and modality of these actions remind us of the sabotage perpetrated against the oil industry back in 2002 by a US company that owned and operated the automated system that controlled the production, refining, transportation and distribution of hydrocarbons, the Ministry recalled.
The experience of Cuba’s own history and the history of other countries in the region show that these actions are a prelude of violent acts of a larger scope, as was the case of the armed invasion through Bay of Pigs in 1961, it stresses, saying the ‘international community has accumulated sufficient evidence to be on the alert’.
The Foreign Ministry called shameless and slanderous assertion that ‘Cuba has between 20 and 25 thousand troops in Venezuela which exercise control on that sister and sovereign nation and keep the members of the glorious and combative National Bolivarian Armed Forces under threat’.
Cuba categorically rejects that relentless lie and equally strongly refutes any insinuation that there is some level of political subordination by Venezuela to Cuba or by Cuba to Venezuela, the statement underlines.
‘John Bolton is a well-known liar, whose trajectory goes back a long way. He was the US government official who, back in 2002, accused Cuba of having a program to develop biological weapons, a fallacy that was publicly denied by former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who was his superior back then; and by ex President James Carter. This falsehood also forced Bolton to undergo a US Congress investigation’, the Foreign Ministry recalled.
The Cuban Government warns and denounces that the tendency of the government of the United States to lie without any limit or restraint whatsoever has already had dangerous consequences in the past that could replicate in the present, the statement concludes.