The US is main threat to world stability; Pelosi's Taiwan visit aimed at destabilizing regional peace: Cuban Ambassador
Published: Aug 07, 2022 11:00 PM
Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira Photo: Xie Wenting/GT

Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira Photo: Xie Wenting/GT

Cuba condemns the serious violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the People's Republic of China by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to China's Taiwan island, Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Sunday. 

The Ambassador noted that these US provocations are deliberate and seek to destabilize peace and security of China and the region.

"We know first-hand, the aggression and intentions of the US government and we have been victims of the constant interference of the US in our internal affairs," he said.

Pelosi arrived in the island of Taiwan on Tuesday night and left on Wednesday. The visit was a strong violation of the one-China principle and seriously trampled on basic norms in international relations. The reckless visit has drawn widespread condemnation around the world. 

Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday issued a statement, condemning US interference in China's internal affairs and expressed a firm rejection of the actions aimed at harming China's territorial integrity and sovereignty. It stressed the country's unrestricted adherence to the one-China principle. 

On Wednesday, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel used his twitter account to firmly reject and condemn US actions that aimed at injuring the sovereignty of China.

The ambassador pointed out that as China is a key factor in international stability and balance, any violation of its sovereignty and territorial integrity could have serious consequences not only for the region, but also on a global scale. 

"Pelosi's visit, the aggressive policy, and the high military presence of the United States and its allies in the area, as well as military contacts and systematic arms sales, including to [China's] Taiwan, are actions that strain the Straits to dangerous levels… and lacerate regional and international peace and security," he said. 

According to the Ambassador, these new provocations by the US, disguised as official contacts or high-level visits, deliberately generate additional dangers. "Cuba will always defend the claim that the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and International Law be strictly respected without selectivity or double standards," he stressed.

"Cuba rejects hypocrisy and double standards. We know well, from our own experience, the methods and techniques used by the US government to achieve its geopolitical goals. The US government continues to promote conflicts in the midst of a complex international situation, in a clear attempt to put pressure on China. It thus demonstrates, once again, that the US is the main threat to world peace and stability," he said.