This stance was underlined by the permanent representative of the Caribbean island to the United Nations, Pedro Nunez, while speaking at the General Assembly on Wednesday during a debate on the global strategy against terrorism.
"Cuba condemns all terrorist acts, methods and practices in all forms and expressions, independently of who perpetrates them or who the intended victims are, no matter where or why these are committed," the diplomat pointed out.
State terrorism is one of the most abominable forms of terrorism, he specified.
Likewise, he denounced the adoption of arbitrary and unilateral measures, acts of aggression, covert actions, unilateral sanctions, and the drawing-up of lists of countries that allegedly support terrorism —for obvious political purposes.
Núñez Mosquera stated that Cuba has never allowed or will allow the use of its national territory to carry out, plan or finance terrorist acts against any other state.
Later, he condemned the inclusion of the island on the list that the US government releases every year with the names of the countries that are alleged promoters of international terrorism, a list he described as spurious.
He said that that list in unilateral and politically motivated and that it comes from a country that has no moral authority to judge others in terms of terrorism.
The diplomat recalled that in the United States, mainly in Miami, funds are provided and collected for terrorist activities, and noted that Florida shelters terrorists and serves as base of operations for anti-Cuba terrorists organizations.
In this regard, he denounced the case of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, who is free in the United States, in spite of being responsible for the mid-air bombing of a plane that resulted in the death of all 73 people on board, as well as the mastermind of many terrorist attacks against tourist facilities in Cuba.
He also mentioned the case of antiterrorists Fernando González, René González, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino—internationally known as the Cuban Five— whoare incarcerated in the United States for fighting terrorism in order to save the lives of Cuban and US citizens.
The Cuban representative also condemned the use of the struggle against terrorism as a pretext to justify interference in the internal affairs of other countries, aggressions, and actions to the detriment of the national sovereignty of countries.