Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba, today expressed on Twitter his repudiation of the United States' decision to extend for one year an executive order calling Venezuela a threat.
Hands off Venezuela, Diaz-Canel demanded; #Venezuela has never been a threat to any people in the world, said the Cuban leader in the referred tweet.
We repudiate the decision of the U.S. government to extend for one year the executive order that qualifies Venezuela as an "unusual and extraordinary" threat against U.S. security, added the head of state.
The message adds to the Cuban President's exhortations to respect sovereignty, self-determination and constitutional order in the South American nation, which is under economic and political pressure from Washington and its allies in the region and the rest of the world.
The order referred to by Díaz-Canel was signed by then U.S. President Barack Obama in March 2015 and was renewed on March 5.
Washington remains faithful to its policy of persecution of Venezuela, following the recent sanctions against citizens and companies, and the freezing of financial assets amounting to billions of dollars.