HAVANA TIMES — The government of Cuba supported today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro whose officials face sanctions from the Obama administration. Former President Fidel Castro also congratulated Maduro for standing up to the USA.
“Nobody has the right to intervene in the internal affairs of a sovereign state or to declare it as a threat to its national security without any grounds,” said the Cuban government in a text published today in the official newspaper “Granma”.
“How is Venezuela a threat to the United States? Thousands of miles away, without strategic weapons and without the resources or officials to plot against the US constitutional order, makes the accusations sound implausible and of little credibility,” adds the Cuban government.
For his part, the recently more active Cuban president Fidel Castro congratulated the Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro for his “brilliant and courageous speech” about plans of the US government to impose sanctions on senior Venezuelan officials after declaring the country a “threat” to US national security.
“Your words will go down in history as proof that humanity can and must know the truth,” Castro said, referring to the speech made by Maduro on Monday from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.