Press Advisory: Havana joins coalition of terror sponsoring countries to back Beijing in condemning House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan

Press Advisory

Havana joins coalition of terror sponsoring countries to back Beijing in condemning House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan

Washington, DC, July 27, 2022

Contacts: John Suarez  (612)-367-6845 / Janisset Rivero 786-208-6056

Center for a Free Cuba, August 3, 2022, Washington, DC. President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the representative of the Castro dictatorship, publicly joined with other terror sponsoring countries: Iran, North Korea, and Syria to support the Chinese Communist dictatorship, and condemn House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the Republic of China (Taiwan).

On July 29, 2022 a commentator for Beijing’s official state-run publication the Global Time stated in a Tweet that the PLA [People’s Liberation Army] had the right to shoot down Speaker Pelosi’s plane and her escort if they entered Taiwan’s airspace.

“It is not strange that the Cuban dictatorship defends the interests of communist China, since they have been natural allies for decades, but that Havana ignores the sovereignty of a small island nation threatened by a powerful neighbor and exposes it to the charge of hypocrisy. Today all the regimes on the State Department’s list of state terror sponsors ( Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria) came together to deny the sovereignty of Taiwan, and to condemn the House Speaker’s visit to Taipei.

The Center denounced Cuba’s links with other terror sponsoring countries and terrorist organizations in a fact sheet released on March 12, 2021 and in a report released on July 27, 2022. Diaz-Canel’s statement today together with that of other terror sponsors affirms an old proverb that ‘birds of a feather flock together’,” said John Suárez, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba. “Taiwan needs the support and solidarity of the free world in the face of threats from the Communist Chinese Party and state terror sponsors like Cuba,” he added.

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