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News :: International
Cuba Protests at UN over Washington’s Terror Policy
18 May 2007
Cuba accused the United States of maintaining a double standard policy on the fight against terrorism, in a letter sent Thursday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
Cuba accused the United States of maintaining a double standard policy on the fight against terrorism, in a letter sent Thursday to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
The communication from Cuban UN Ambassador Rodrigo Malmierca denounces the release of the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles last month by a federal district judge in the US.
The diplomat noted that freeing Posada is a clear violation of international agreements and treaties signed by the White House as well as resolutions from the UN General Assembly and Security Council.
"Cuba holds the US government responsible for this ruling. It constitutes further proof of the double standard practiced in its self-proclaimed war against terrorism," said Malmierca.
While Posada enjoys impunity in his US refuge in Miami, "Cuba reiterates its’ most energetic condemnation of this new maneuver, which is an insult to the Cuban people," said the diplomat.
Cuba requested that the letter be distributed as an official document during the 61st period of sessions of the General Assembly and Security Council.
In April, the governments of Cuba and Venezuela formally denounced the freeing of Posada at the UN Security Council’s Committee against Terrorism, demanding it take action as soon as possible, reported EFE.
Posada is wanted in Venezuela to stand trial for the 1976 sabotage of a Cuban airliner in which 73 persons were killed. He is also credited with organizing several Cuban hotel bombings in the 1990s and for several assassination attempts against Cuban President Fidel Castro.

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