Cuba will not return US fugitives to United States – Cuban FM
The Cuban FM repeated Havana’s position that the US blockade - in effect since 1962 - is unjust, inhumane, genocidal, and violates international law.
Cuba will not make any concessions regarding its sovereignty and independence, it will not negotiate its principles, and will not accept any precondition, Rodriguez said.
While Havana will not respond until the US measures are officially implemented, Rodriguez said that what Trump announced looks to hurt US businesses, taxpayers and citizens, as well as the very Cuban people he supposedly seeks to champion.
Rodriguez also denounced the Cuban-Americans gathered in Miami to support Trump’s announcement, calling them an “aged, illegitimate minority,” and said that if Trump sought to reward the exiles for their votes, he was mistaken.
Trump “did not win the Cuban vote, and did not win Florida with the Cuban vote,” the FM said, adding that Trump lost all five counties with the highest density of Cuban-Americans, according to the election results.
Rodriguez also made a parting shot at Trump, noting that someone who was elected promising innovation and “America First” ended up reverting to a failed Cold War policy, one that restricts the rights of US citizens and harms US business.
On Friday, Trump announced that he would revoke the “one-sided deal” the previous administration made with Cuba, blocking individual US travel and all economic transactions with government entities, until Havana releases all political prisoners, legalizes all political parties and schedules internationally supervised elections.