United States President Donald Trump speaks at the 72nd General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters at GA Hall in New York City on September 19, 2017. (Photo by Jason Szenes)
By NAN Contributor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 22, 2017: Cuba is using Donald Trump’s favorite method of communication to slam the US Trump administration ahead of their speech to the U.N. General Assembly today.
Cuban Ambassador to the U.S., Jose Cabanas, said the “U.S. government presents dangers and inevitable dilemmas.”
The comments were tweeted in a speech the ambassador made to the Non Aligned Movement recently. He also said the U.S. was acting aggressively and said the trade embargo burdens Cuba with “humanitarian and economic hardships” that are “extraordinary and growing.”
Cuba’s Foreign Relations Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, is scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly today, and is likely to echo the criticisms that Cabana has pushed on social media.
Trump in his speech at the U.N. earlier this week, he called the Cuban government “corrupt and destabilizing.” He has vowed to roll back the Obama administration’s rapprochement with Cuba and has said he will not further ease sanctions until Havana adopts democratic reforms.
Cuba Travel Warning
The tweets come as the US Department of State advised U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Cuba while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway.
The DOS said Major roads are now open in Havana and power and water service has been restored in most of the city, but some parts of the country may be without power and running water. North central Cuba suffered severe damage and should be avoided until further notice, the US government added.
On September 6, the Department authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. government employees and their family members due to Hurricane Irma.