Cuba calls in Geneva for a world free of weapons

07.09.2016 - Prensa Latina

Cuba calls in Geneva for a world free of weapons
Geneva, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated for general disarmament and defended a world free of weapons, primarily nuclear, the representative of the Caribbean island, Rodolfo Benitez, said in Geneva.

 

During the sixth meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, whose sessions continue today, the head of Political Affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Multilateral Affairs department confirmed Havana’s position against war and violence.

The official said the war and violence cannot continue to be unjustifiably being used as instruments of foreign policy.

He also noted that ‘the concept of ‘collateral damage’ that we are trying to impose as inevitable, offends human nature. The death of innocent people in any circumstance and place, should be rejected.’

With specific reference to cluster munitions, he said Cuba has strongly supported the prohibition and total elimination, as well as condemning their use.

Benitez recalled that the Caribbean nation has complied with the completion of the required constitutional procedures for its entry to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

In this regard, he added that on April 6, the country formally deposited, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, the instrument to join to that convention.

‘This international instrument will enter into force for Cuba on Oct. 1,’ he said.

According to the diplomat, the Havana position is clear: ‘any use of cluster munitions by any actor, is unacceptable and should be condemned.’

The sixth meeting of the States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions is taking place in Geneva from September 5 to 7.

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