Havana accuses Washington of preventing fuel arrival

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday accused the US government of preventing the arrival of fuel in his country.

“Today I want to inform the Cuban people and the world that the American administration has started to aggressively prevent the arrival of fuel in Cuba,” the Cuban president denounced at a meeting on the occasion the 66th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada barracks on July 26, 1953, officially called Revolution Day (Cuban National Day).

Washington is trying to prevent “by all means” the arrival of tankers in Cuban ports harassing the shipping companies and governments under the flag of which they are registered, he denounced.

Last April, US President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on dozens of ships and companies involved in shipping Venezuelan fuel to Cuba.

“This plan is intended to further degrade the quality of life of Cubans, their progress and their hope,” he said, noting that Washington seeks to manipulate Cuban families by condemning them to destitution so that they turn against their government.

Between March 2018 and April 2019, the US embargo cost the Caribbean country an economic loss of over $ 4.3 billion.

Noting that his country has not given up “civilized relations” with the United States, Mr. Diaz-Canel stressed that these ties must be based on “mutual respect despite differences”.

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