Raul raised several conditions for the release of

2022-09-19
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Raul raised several conditions for the release of the dialogue signal by the United States officials

[Global Times comprehensive report] July 26 is the 59th anniversary of Cuba's "July 26" armed uprising. On the same day, Raul Castro, chairman of the Cuban State Council, shouted to the United States across the air just a few kilometers away from the U.S. Guantanamo naval base, saying that Cuba was willing to have an open dialogue with the United States on any issue, but on the premise that both sides must maintain equal status. Cuba's olive branch to the United States has aroused great interest from the outside world. Foreign media commented that the situation on both sides of Florida has changed, and the willingness of the US Cuba dialogue has reappeared

according to AP 27, Raul, 81, delivered an impromptu speech for more than 20 minutes at the event to commemorate the 59th anniversary of Cuba's National Uprising Day. He said that if the United States wants to have a dialogue on democracy, freedom and human rights in Cuba, it can talk at any time, but it must be carried out under equal conditions. At the same time, it should talk about the problems of the United States in other places. The report quoted Raul as saying: "no matter when they are willing, the negotiation table has been set up. We have expressed this attitude through diplomatic channels. As long as they are willing, we can talk." He stressed that Cuba is not anyone's colony or doll

according to the Cuban Latin American news agency, in addition to proposing equal dialogue with the United States, Raul also criticized the United States and its allies for trying to encourage a small group of Cuban rebels to launch the "Arab Spring" wave in Libya and Syria to overthrow the socialist regime. But he jokingly said that if the United States likes to engage in confrontation with Cuba, "it is best to compete on the baseball field"

Raul's "shouting in the air" that eventually made the plastic brittle immediately received a response from the United States. According to EFE news agency, late on the 26th, Mike Hammer, the assistant secretary of state for public affairs of the U.S. State Department, told the media that the U.S. government had repeatedly reiterated that it was ready to "enter into a new relationship" with Cuba, and the wind speed restrictions were different, but the premise was that the Cuban government should end the "dictatorship", respect human rights, and release Alan gross, a U.S. contractor who had previously been jailed by Cuba. Hamer said, "they must allow political freedom of speech in accordance with the requirements of the Cuban people. We are willing to discuss with them how to further deepen relevant efforts... But we have not seen their actions so far."

Cuba and the United States have severed diplomatic relations for 50 years. Cuba extended an olive branch to the United States on the important anniversary, which made the outside world speculate. The BBC said on the 27th that Raul's brother fidelcastro delivered an important speech on the anniversary of the July 26 armed uprising every year during his 48 years as the supreme leader of Cuba. Raul hasn't spoken at this commemorative event in the past two years. This time, at the end of the commemorative event, he suddenly grabbed the microphone, and the content of his speech seemed to be improvised

the Miami Herald said on the 26th that after Cuba's goodwill, it was Washington's turn to serve. However, Cuba's real will is still vague, because Raul's reform has limited economic impact and little political progress. There was also a wave of arrests at the recent funeral of Cuban dissident paya

Reuters said on the 27th that since Obama took office, the United States has loosened its blockade policy against Cuba, relaxed restrictions on family visits and remittances, and the tone of confrontation has given way to contact and reconciliation. However, at the end of 2009, Cuban authorities arrested gross, an American contractor, accused him of providing sophisticated satellite communication equipment to opposition figures, and sentenced him to 15 years' imprisonment for crimes against national security. This led to the "freezing point" of us Cuba relations. So far, the United States has always insisted that the premise for the normalization of U.S. - Cuba relations is that Cuba should carry out political reform, while Cuba has proposed that the measurement process will not harm the workpiece, and the United States should take the lead in lifting the embargo

Luis Gomes, a professor of politics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, told the global times on the 26th that Raul is a wise and pragmatic leader. The signal of dialogue sent this time is more tentative, and he also hopes to get the interaction of the United States. Objectively speaking, Obama has reversed the tough policy of George W. Bush since taking office. Cuba and the United States interact from time to time, and are more engaged in "superficial politics". Both sides are very careful to consider the possibility and benefits of extensive contact. Obama welcomed the economic reform promoted by Raul and hoped Cuba could act on the issue of political reform. However, Havana is facing a complex domestic and international situation, and it is obvious that it will not follow Washington's wishes

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