Cuba Votes for Nuclear Disarmament

HAVANA TIMES, Feb 8 — Cuba confirmed its position in support of nuclear disarmament on Tuesday at the UN Conference on Disarmament being held in Geneva, indicated the website of the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Most nations do not possess nuclear weapons and “countries like mine are proud we don’t have them,” said Romero Yusnier Puentes, the Cuban representative to the conference.

The Cuban delegation reaffirmed that the issue should have the highest priority for the international community on matters of disarmament – as it has been for the Non-Aligned Movement and is for the newly formed Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

Cuba was at the center of international attention in 1962 when it allowed Soviet nuclear missiles to be placed on its territory, which were subsequently withdrawn but only after a perilous crisis.