Cuba’s Raul Castro in Solidarity With Venezuela Over US Decree

Source:  TeleSUR
March 12 2016

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U.S. President Barack Obama renewed a decree on March 3 that declared Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

The President of Cuba, Raul Castro, met with Venezuelan foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez in Havana, to offer solidarity over the renewed U.S. decree declaring her country a “threat.”

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Castro reiterated his rejection of the executive order of U.S. President Barack Obama, and offered unconditional support of the Cuban people to Venezuela and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

He also expressed his support for the civilian-military union of the Venezuelan state, that fights to maintain peace, constitutional order, and the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution, according the Cuban president.

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Rodriguez also met with her Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, and foreign business and investment minister, Rodrigo Malmierca, in friendly talks to bolster diplomatic ties.

U.S. President Barack Obama renewed a decree on March 3 that declared Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.”

On Saturday, thousands joined a demonstration in Caracas, rejecting the “imperialist” decree.

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