Immoral! US government includes Cuba in its spurious list of countries that do not collaborate in the fight against terrorism

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Immoral! US government includes Cuba in its spurious list of countries that do not collaborate in the fight against terrorism

May 13, 2020
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Sign of the US Department of State in Washington DC, January 6, 2020. Photo: AFP.

This Wednesday the US Department of State Cuba was included in the black list of countries that do not collaborate in the fight against terrorism.

The largest of the Antilles was not on this list, which includes Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela, since 2015 , when it was removed by the Obama administration, after being included for 33 years.

According to the text, specifically, the USA certifies these countries under Section 40A of the Arms Export Control Act as “not fully cooperating” with Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts; and, based on these regulations, the sale or license for the export of defense articles and services to these States is prohibited.

According to the State Department document, Cuba was included because members of the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN), who traveled in 2017 to carry out peace talks, remained on the island in 2019 and refused to extradite 10 members. of that guerrilla organization, after it was awarded the car bomb attack on the Santander General School of Cadets in Bogotá, which left 22 people dead and more than 60 wounded.

“Cuba’s refusal to productively engage with the Colombian government shows that it is not cooperating with the work of the United States to support Colombia’s efforts to ensure a just, lasting peace, security, and opportunity for its people,” the document states. .

Also, he mentions that Cuba houses several fugitives from the US justice; They include Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted of allegedly executing New Jersey state soldier Werner Foerster in 1973.

Permanence of the other countries

As for Venezuela, its permanence on the list responds to the fact that in 2019, President Nicolás Maduro and his officials allegedly “continued to provide permissive environments for terrorists in the region to maintain their presence,” including alleged dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces. from Colombia (FARC) and members of the ELN.

They also recall that Maduro has been criminally accused of carrying out drug trafficking activities, allegedly with the FARC, in the last 20 years.

About Syria, USA He believes that this country “has continued its political and military support for terrorist groups,” including Hezbollah.

North Korea is signaled to continue to host four Japanese people who participated in the hijacking of a flight by a Japanese airline in 1970. In addition, she mentions that Japan is looking for 12 missing citizens between 1970 and 1980 who are presumed to have been kidnapped by Pyongyang state entities.

Iran, for its part, is accused of continuing to be “the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism” by supporting Hezbollah, Palestinian terror groups and others operating throughout the Middle East.

Furthermore, they note that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps “has been directly involved in the terrorist plot and has killed US citizens.”

(With information from RT )

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