“We call on President Biden to make good on his campaign promises and immediately suspend the US sanctions.”
The Socialist Campaign Group of MPs demand an end of crippling US sanctions against Cuba and reject calls for foreign intervention at this critical time for the region and the fight against the global health crisis. Read the statement signed by 30 parliamentarians in full here:
“The current situation in Cuba is causing real suffering for the Cuban people with serious shortages of food, medicine and power supplies.
“This emergency is the result of the ongoing US blockade, the additional 243 sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Any calls for foreign intervention in Cuba for so-called humanitarian reasons are dangerous and disingenuous.
The quickest and easiest intervention would be for the US to lift its unilaterally imposed and inhumane near 60-year blockade.
“We welcome the UK’s vote in June at the United Nations where 184 countries voted for an end to the Blockade with just 2 countries opposed.
“We call on President Biden to make good on his campaign promises and immediately suspend the US sanctions to allow the Cuban people themselves to overcome the current difficulties.”
- Diane Abbott MP
- Tahir Ali MP
- Paula Barker MP
- Apsana Begum MP
- Christine Blower, Member of the House of Lords
- Pauline Bryan, Member of the House of Lords
- Richard Burgon MP
- Dawn Butler MP
- Ian Byrne MP
- Jeremy Corbyn MP
- Bryn Davies, Member of the House of Lords
- Mary Kelly Foy MP
- John Hendy, Member of the House of Lords
- Kim Johnson MP
- Ian Lavery MP
- Clive Lewis MP
- Rebecca Long-Bailey MP
- John McDonnell MP
- Ian Mearns MP
- Navendu Mishra MP
- Grahame Morris MP
- Kate Osborne MP
- Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP
- Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
- Zarah Sultana MP
- Jon Trickett MP
- Claudia Webbe MP
- Mick Whitley MP
- Beth Winter MP
- Tony Woodley, Member of the House of Lords
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