Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez spoke about the risk of US military intervention. It is reported by RIA News…
Social media calls for humanitarian intervention in Cuba could be interpreted as a request for military intervention, he said. At the same time, the minister noted that he accuses the US government of direct involvement in the incidents that took place on 11 July. Washington is responsible for the events and their consequences, Rodriguez summed up.
Earlier, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States needs to support the protesters in Cuba and put pressure on the local government. Pompeo stressed that protesters in Cuba took to the streets, demanding freedoms.
On July 12, it became known that the Cuban authorities declared a state of emergency in the country against the backdrop of massive protests against the ruling Communist Party that broke out for the first time in many years. Opponents of the current government are demanding free elections and more decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Against the background of the actions, troops and additional units of the security forces were brought into the capital of the country.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called on supporters of the government to take part in street demonstrations. He stated that he would not allow destabilizing the situation in the country.