Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

Havana (ST): Cuba denounced the sanctions imposed by the US administration on Cuban Defense Minister Alvaro Lopez Meira and a unit of the Ministry of the Interior, describing them as a "new slander" towards it.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said in a tweet that his country rejects these baseless sanctions imposed by the United States government against Miera and the Special National Brigade of the Cuban Ministry of the Interior.

Rodriguez added that the United States must apply the Magnitsky Act that it created on itself due to the daily acts of repression that it is witnessing and the police violence that killed 1,201 people in 2020 on its soil."