Bali, Indonesia, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The abuses committed by the United States and NATO against Libya in implementing UN Security Council resolution No. 1973 is an international crime and an act of aggression, Cuba said Thursday.
Addressing the 16th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno said that what is currently happening in Libya is of concern to all.
According to Moreno, the strategic concept of NATO, updated on November 19, 2010 in the Lisbon Summit, not only redefines unilaterally what is considered “risk” for the bloc’s countries, but also proposes that access to energy is a strategic objective.
The organization’s document states that crises and conflicts outside of NATO borders may imply a direct threat to the security of the territory and populations of its member countries, and for that reason, NATO will be involved wherever possible and necessary.
“Everything is clear, no comment is needed,” Moreno said, adding that the Cuban people had done much for life and shared in the concern and sorrow over the deaths of people in any place or circumstance, but could not agree to using all available means for the alleged protection of civilians.
The diplomat warned that concepts such as limited sovereignty, humanitarian intervention, preventive war and responsibility to protect were being imposed, and contradict, in essence, the most sacred principles of the NAM and the UN.
These concepts “are conceived as a vehicle to violate the sovereignty, take over the resources and mutiate the independence of we, the poor countries, never the powerful,” Moreno said.