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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, expressed his government’s “strongest condemnation of the disrespectful, offensive and interventionist statement against Cuba and the Cuban government”, made by US President Donald Trump during his address to the General Assembly earlier this week. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 22 SEPTEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters
2. Wide shot, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla addressing the General Assembly
3. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba:
“This time we would like to express our strongest condemnation of the disrespectful, offensive and interventionist statement against Cuba and the Cuban government, made three days ago, at this rostrum by President Donald Trump. We remind him that the United States, where flagrant human rights violations are committed, which raise deep concern among the international community, has no moral authority to judge my country.”
4. Wide shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba:
“Cuba is willing to continue negotiating all pending bilateral issues with the United States, on the basis of equality and absolute respect for the sovereignty and independence of our country; and maintaining a respectful dialogue and cooperation in areas of common interest with the US government.”
6. Wide shot, Rodriguez Parrilla at the podium
7. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba:
“We strongly reject the military threats against Venezuela, the Executive Order that designates it as a threat to the national security of the United States and the unilateral, unjust and arbitrary sanctions applied against it. We reiterate our unwavering solidarity with the Bolivarian and Chavista government and people and its civic-military union led by the constitutional President Nicolas Maduro Moros.”
8. Med shot, delegates
SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba:
“Cuba regrets the decision taken by the government of the United States, which has been historically the principal greenhouse gas emitting government in the planet, to withdraw its country from the Paris Agreement. In 2016, and for the third consecutive year, the average global temperature increase records have been broken, which confirms that climate change is a threat to the survival of humanity and the sustainable development of our peoples.”
9. Med shot, delegates applauding
10. Wide shot, Rodriguez Parrilla walks away

STORYLINE:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, today (22 Sep) expressed his government’s “strongest condemnation of the disrespectful, offensive and interventionist statement against Cuba and the Cuban government”, made by US President Donald Trump during his address to the General Assembly earlier this week.

The Cuban official said that “the United States, where flagrant human rights violations are committed, which raise deep concern among the international community, has no moral authority to judge my country.”

Rodriguez Parrila said “Cuba is willing to continue negotiating all pending bilateral issues with the United States, on the basis of equality and absolute respect for the sovereignty and independence of our country; and maintaining a respectful dialogue and cooperation in areas of common interest with the US government.”

Turning to Venezuela, he said “we strongly reject the military threats against Venezuela, the Executive Order that designates it as a threat to the national security of the United States and the unilateral, unjust and arbitrary sanctions applied against it.” We reiterate our unwavering solidarity with the Bolivarian and Chavista government and people and its civic-military union led by the constitutional President Nicolas Maduro Moros.

He also regretted “the decision taken by the government of the United States, which has been historically the principal greenhouse gas emitting government in the planet, to withdraw its country from the Paris Agreement” and noted that “in 2016, and for the third consecutive year, the average global temperature increase records have been broken, which confirms that climate change is a threat to the survival of humanity and the sustainable development of our peoples.”
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