We wish to express our deep concern for the treatment of Syria’s internal situation at the United Nations Security Council, beginning with strong pressures exerted by the Western powers who are members of this organ, in order to adopt decisions against the legitimate government of Syria.
Taking into account the experiences of, and precedents set by, recent cases in which the manipulation of the Charter of the United Nations and the double standard characterizing the conduct of the Security Council were made evident, we declare our opposition to any attempt to undermine the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Syria.
Cuba reiterates its confidence in the capacity of the Syrian people and government to solve their internal problems, without any foreign interference, and demands full respect for the sovereignty and free decision of this Arab country.
Marcos Rodríguez Costa is the Vice Foreign Minister of Cuba. This statement was published on the Web site of the Cuban Foreign Ministry on 4 August 2011. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com). Cf. Rodolfo Reyes, “Cuba Opposes Any Foreign Interference in Syria” (MRZine, 4 May 2011).
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