“There are no military operations, nor Cuban troops in Venezuela. We call on the international community to stop this dangerous, aggressive escalation and to preserve peace. Enough lies,” Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted in response to the new threats from the Trump administration against Cuba
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has threatened Cuba with a “full and complete embargo” and “the highest-level sanctions” if the island does not cease what he described as military interference in Venezuela. His tweets received the dignified and categorical response of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on his Twitter account.
“There are no military operations, nor Cuban troops in Venezuela. We call on the international community to stop this dangerous, aggressive escalation and to preserve peace. Enough lies,” the Cuban leader tweeted.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla also responded to the latest attacks: “US Nat Sec Advisor Bolton is a pathological liar who misinforms Trump. There are no Cuban troops in #Venezuela; nor are there any Cubans taking part in military or security operations there. Only medical staff on humanitarian missions. I strongly reject Trump’s total blockade threat.”
John Bolton, stated on Tuesday afternoon, in the midst of a coup attempt in Venezuela, that “the Cubans, we believe, have played a very significant role in propping Maduro up today, possibly with help from the Russians, that’s the speculation certainly in Caracas.”
Opposition forces this Tuesday attempted to launch a coup d’état against the legitimate President of Venezuela, an attempt that was from the beginning doomed to fail. It would appear that this sectors have failed to learn the lessons of the past and the Venezuelan people.
The failed coup saw the support of anti-Cuban Senator Marco Rubio, who does not hide his intentions; as well as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor, the liar John Bolton, who stated that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces should support Guaidó, in a clear act of interference and encouragement for the coup.
“We reject this coup movement that aims to fill the country with violence. The traitors who have placed themselves at the forefront of this subversive movement have used troops and police with weapons of war on a public road in the city to generate anxiety and terror,” tweeted the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, reiterating Cuba’s support for the sister Bolivarian nation, facing such challenging times.
Meanwhile, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla also took to Twitter to express his condemnation of the attempted coup in Venezuela: “Cuba’s firm support and solidarity to the Constitutional President of that sister nation, Nicolás Maduro, and his government and the Bolivarian and Chavista people.”