UN / GA CUBA CASTRO

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Cuban President Raul Castro today hailed the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, but stressed that “now a long and complex process towards the normalization of relations begins.” UNIFEED-UNTV

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STORY: UN / GA CUBA CASTRO
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DATELINE: 28 SEPTEMBER 2015, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters
2. Wide shot, President Raul Castro of Cuba at the podium
3. Med shot, Cuba delegation
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Raul Castro, President of Cuba:
“After 56 years of the heroic and selfless resistance of our people, diplomatic relations and the United States of America have been re-established. Now a long and complex process begins towards the normalization of relations begins. This will be accomplished when the economic, trade and financial embargo comes to an end, the illegally occupied territory of the US naval base in Guantanamo is returned to Cuba, television and radio transmission of programs intended to subvert and destabilise the island are ended, and the people of Cuba are compensated for the human and economic damage that it still suffers.”
5. Med shot, Cuba delegation applauding
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Raul Castro, President of Cuba:
“We salute the so-called nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which demonstrates that dialogue and negotiations are the only effective tools for resolving differences between states.”
7. Med shot, Ecuador delegation
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Raul Castro, President of Cuba:
“In the past few weeks we have been impacted by the images of the migratory waves towards Europe which constitute a direct consequence of the destabilising actions promoted and executed by NATO in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the underdevelopment and poverty in African countries.”
9. Wide shot, Castro walks away

STORYLINE:

Cuban President Raul Castro today hailed the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, but stressed that “now a long and complex process towards the normalization of relations begins.”

Castro told the General Assembly’s General Debate that “until the economic, trade and financial embargo comes to an end, the illegally occupied territory of the US naval base in Guantanamo is returned to Cuba, television and radio transmissions intended to subvert and destabilise are ended, and the people of Cuba are compensated for the human and economic damage that it still suffers” there will not be a normalization of relations between the two countries.

Turning to other pressing current issues, Castro welcomed the nuclear accord between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 countries which he said “demonstrates that dialogue and negotiations are the only effective tools for resolving differences between states.”

The Cuban President also commented on the crisis faced by Europe as migrants from the Middle East and Africa try to reach the continent.

He said “in the past few weeks we have been impacted by the images of the migratory waves towards Europe which constitute a direct consequence of the destabilising actions promoted and executed by NATO in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the underdevelopment and poverty in African countries.”
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