Statement by the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba

Statement by the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strongest condemnation of the new attack by the United States and some of its allies against military and civilian facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic on the evening of this April 13th, under the pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian Government.

This unilateral action, outside the United Nations Security Council, is a flagrant violation of the principles of International Law and the UN Charter and an outrage against a sovereign State, which exacerbates the conflict in that country and region.

The United States have attacked Syria without proving the actual use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government and despite the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Technical Secretariat has announced it will shortly deploy a fact-finding mission to inspect the city of Douma, as requested by Syria and Russia.

Cuba, original signatory and State party to the Chemical Weapons Convention, strongly rejects the use of those and other weapons of mass destruction by any actors under any circumstances.

The Revolutionary Government expresses its solidarity with the Syrian people and government for the loss of life and material damages caused by that brutal attack.

Havana, April 13th, 2018