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Cubans Storm From U.N. During Bush SpeechTim King Salem-News.com
Cuban issued a statement calling the President a criminal who, "has no moral standing or credibility to judge any other country."
(UNITED NATIONS) - Cuba's delegation marched out of the U.N. General Assembly today as U.S. President George W. Bush made scathing statements toward Cuba, Iran, Zimbabwe and Myanmar, about what he called "freedom situations."
The words that the Cubans especially took exception to from Bush, the "long rule of a cruel dictator is nearing its end" went over poorly with the people who represent this nation, which Bush referred to simply as a "Communist island."
Radio Cadena Agramonte reports that the Cuban delegation to the 62nd U.N. General Assembly was led by Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque. They walked out of the plenary meeting as Bush was speaking.
A statement issued today in Cuba stated that this action was a “sign of profound rejection of the arrogant and mediocre speech by President Bush”.
The Cuban statement alleges that Bush is responsible for “the killing of over 600 thousand civilians in Iraq.” They also cited Bush for what they say, was a green light allowing the torture of prisoners at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay.
The statement issued after the walk out also accuses Bush's government of using secret flights and jails where they have kidnapped people. The Cuban statement also calls the President a criminal who, "has no moral standing or credibility to judge any other country."
“Cuba condemns and rejects each word of his infamous speech”, adds the statement issued by the island before the United Nations.
Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte
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