Cuba calls for peace in the Middle East

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Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Cuba has been warning about the dangers posed by the impunity with which Israel has acted against countries in the Middle East with the complicity and support of the United States government. The illegal attack on the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus, in a groos violation of the International Law and the 1961 Vienna Convention, endangered international peace and security, fostering the possible regionalization of the conflict with unpredictable consequences for world peace. The failure of the United Nations Security Council to respond decisively to the previous bombing of the Consulate has been a catalyst for last night's Iranian response.

Once again we call for the de-escalation of violence in the Middle East region, which necessarily involves an immediate and permanent ceasefire in the Gaza Strip that puts an end to the genocide that is being committed today against the Palestinian people. Cuba will always be on the side of peace, justice and respect for International Law.

We reiterate that there will be no peace and stability in the Middle East until a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is achieved, which contemplates the creation of a sovereign and independent Palestinian State, on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital and that refugees be allowed to return to their land. Likewise, that the entry of the State of Palestine as a full member of the United Nations Organization be guaranteed without further delay.

Havana April 14, 2024

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