“The Government of the United States has become a promoter of economic terrorism by using he COVID-19 pandemic as a war weapon to advance its petty interest and ambitions of colonial domination,” said the Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations in New York, Samuel Moncada.
Moncada made these remarks at the UN General Assembly, which debated the resolution introduced by Cuba on the need of ending Washington’s economic, commercial and financial blockade.
The Venezuelan Permanent Representative to the UN pointed out that economic violence has become the favorite weapon of the United States to expand its “perpetual war.”
“The U.S. is a threat to the security of humankind as it’s been proven that economic aggressions have an impact that can be compared to conventional wars,” he said.
In his statement, the Venezuelan diplomat demanded the U.S. Government to stop this policy that violates international law, and said that the blockade, besides constituting a crime against humanity, affects everyone as it denies the planet’s political, economic and cultural diversity and the right to national sovereignty.
Likewise, Moncada highlighted Cuba’s solidarity and support to face the pandemic in more than 35 countries in Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, where it has sent medical brigades despite de hardships caused by unilateral coercive measures.
“While the U.S. has thousands of officials devoted to blackmailing dozens of countries with disease and suffering, Cuba has thousands of doctors deployed around the world to defined health and life,” said Moncada, who celebrated the news that Cuban scientists succeeded in developing the Abdala vaccine against COVID-19.
“Humanity needs more vaccines, not more blockades,” stressed the Venezuelan ambassador as he reaffirmed the Venezuelan people’s and government’s support for the resolution against Washington’s hostile policy, and its compliance with international law, sovereignty and the self-determination of the peoples.