Quito, May 24.- The head of the diplomatic mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ecuador, Ahmad Pajarba, reaffirmed today that his nation condemns the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.
We oppose unilateral sanctions against any country, especially against Cuba’s friendly country, he assured in statements to Prensa Latina.
According to him, Iran is also a victim of measures against it and warned that today those economic, financial and commercial mechanisms applied against states are used as tools for political purposes.
In this sense, he emphasized that they constitute a crime against human rights and violate all international human and moral norms.
Iran strongly condemns the sanctions against Cuba and believes that they should be lifted as soon as possible, he stressed.
In this regard, he estimated that all countries should support the Greater Antilles and its right to demand the end of the siege from Washington, since it is not against a government, but to the detriment of a people.
You cannot surrender a country with these measures. We hope that all members of the United Nations will request the lifting of the blockade against Cuba and other countries, he insisted.
On the Caribbean archipelago, he affirmed that he is progressive and is characterized by helping others to solve their problems.
Now the pandemic is a planetary issue that threatens global health and Cuba is an advanced country in the field of health and combating that disease, he said.
Regarding this, he noted that within the framework of the existing cooperation between both nations, a program related to the production of vaccines against COVID-19, elaborated in the Antillean territory and in the inoculation phase in the Islamic Republic, is being inserted.
The Iranian people thank the Cuban government for that solidarity, he said.