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The United States continues to impose coercive measures on Cuba

Havana, Jan 16.- Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, denounced the inclusion of Cuban citizens and entities in the unilateral lists promoted by the United States Department of State.

In his official profile on Twitter, Rodríguez Parrilla expressed that said sanctions against the Government and the people of Cuba are an expression of the defeat and lack of credibility that has marked US foreign policy under the leadership of Republican Donald Trump.

"I denounce the inclusion of Cuban individuals and entities by the Trump government in unilateral and illegitimate lists as a coercive measure against our country. The effort to single out Cuba comes from a regime that leaves a legacy of isolation and defeat in foreign policy," tweeted the Cuban Foreign Minister.

This Friday the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), of the US Department of the Treasury, attacked Brigadier General Lázaro Alberto Álvarez Casas, Cuban Minister of the Interior, and sanctioned him on charges of alleged violation of human rights and corruption worldwide, a measure that was extended to the Ministry of the Interior.

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said the United States will continue to use all the tools at its disposal to address the dire human rights situation in Cuba and elsewhere in the world.

By contrast, he defended the counterrevolutionary José Daniel Ferrer, who, financed by the government of Washington, has been responsible for committing violent acts against the Revolution and the people of the largest of the Antilles.

The sanction against Minister Álvarez Casas and the portfolio he leads (blocking of accounts and properties) is added to the long list of restrictions imposed by the Trump government since his arrival at the White House, aimed at intensifying the economic, commercial and economic blockade. against Cuba and fuel a campaign of discredit against the authorities of the Caribbean country.

Days after the entry of a new president to the White House, Trump continues to place obstacles in the way of a possible understanding between the president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, and the Cuban government.

Last Thursday, the US Department of Commerce reported on the establishment of new prohibitions on the sale of military technology to Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela, which will come into force next March, a measure that adds to the recent inclusion of Cuba, the Monday, on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. (ACN) (Photo: File)