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Cuba: US wants ‘vast resources’

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, or ALBA, summit in Havana, Cuba on December 14, 2018. AP FILE PHOTO
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, or ALBA, summit in Havana, Cuba on December 14, 2018. AP FILE PHOTO

The “true objectives” of those countries opposed to current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is to “control the vast resources” of the South American country.

The Cuban government, in a media statement issued by its embassy in TT on Saturday, said it also “condemns and energetically rejects the attempt to impose a coup d’etat, a puppet government at the service of the US, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”

And as countries continue to choose sides between Maduro and president of the Venezuela’s National Assembly Juan Guaido, the Cuban government expressed its “unwavering solidarity with the government of Constitutional President Nicolás Maduro Moros.

“The true objectives of actions against Venezuela are to control the vast resources of this sister nation and destroy the value of its example, as an emancipatory process defending the dignity and independence of Our America.

The media statement quoted Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez as saying: “The sovereignty of our peoples is expressed today in one’s attitude toward Venezuela. To support the legitimate right of the sister nation to define its own destiny is to defend the dignity of all.”

Cuba said other coup attempts against previous Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez should not be forgotten such as the “military coup of 2002 and the 2003 oil lockout; the aggressive US Executive Order describing Venezuela as "an unusual and extraordinary threat to national security and foreign policy" of the superpower; unilateral coercive measures; the call for a military coup against the constitutional government of Venezuela; the President of the United States’ threat to use "a possible military option" and the August 4 assassination attempt against President Maduro.

“The acts of a group of countries and the shameful role of the OAS constitute a new, desperate attempt to implement an unsuccessful policy of regime change, which has not been imposed due to the unwavering resistance of the Venezuelan people and their determination to defend national sovereignty.”

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