Acting First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung said that the US administration, on the instructions of President Joe Biden, “is actively taking measures to support the Cubans and hold the regime in Cuba accountable.”
The US authorities intend to impose sanctions against Cuban officials, who, according to Washington, are responsible for the suppression of protests in the island state. This was announced on Wednesday on Twitter by Acting First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Julie Chung.
“We intend to focus on the introduction of painful sanctions against representatives of the regime who are responsible for the brutal repression. Cuban officials who are involved in violence, repression, and violations of the rights of participants in peaceful protests in Cuba must be held accountable,” she said.
As Chung explained, the US administration, on the instructions of President Joe Biden, “is actively taking measures to support the Cubans and hold the regime in Cuba accountable.” Washington intends to “intensify diplomatic cooperation with regional and international partners to support the aspirations of Cubans,” she said. According to the representative of the Foreign Ministry, a working group of specialists is being created in the United States, which will have to decide how to transfer material assistance “directly to the Cubans.”
Chung noted that the United States can increase the number of employees who are responsible for diplomatic relations with Cuba. She said that the US authorities are discussing with business representatives and lawmakers the possibility of providing Internet access to residents of Cuba.