Saturday, June 23, 2007

Diplomatic responses

Poor old Miguel Angel Moratinos.

For months now, the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs has been working hard to get the other members of the European Union (EU), to join Spain in opening a "new dialogue" with the Castro regime.

You know, the type of dialogue that includes any topic imaginable ... except those vetoed by Havana. Like human rights, political prisoners, a free press, multi-party democracy.

Anyway, the EU eventually agreed to invite a Cuban delegation to Brussels for further discussions, arguing that the apparent transfer of power on the island from Fidel Castro to Raul Castro amounted to a "new situation". Whatever that means.

The response from Havana? Get stuffed, as you can read here.

According to the official Cuban media, the Castro regime has no intention of discussing anything with the EU because the Europeans are nothing but US stooges, blah, blah, blah.

Instead, the regime is doing what it always does: making demands. In this case, Havanma is demanding that the hapless Europeans lift the symbolic sanctions the EU imposed three years ago following the arrest and imprisonment of 75 dissidents.

So, the ball is in the Spaniards' court. Again.


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4:06 am  
Blogger Henry Gomez said...

Like I've often said, only an idiot would try negotiating with a gang of murdering psychopaths. Why do people continue to ascribe rationale motives to fidel castro and his sychophants?

5:09 am  
Blogger Fidel pro democracy said...

Agree with Henry, the right step will be impossing the santions and making them stick, but to do that you need political will and I do not think is there, I guess I´ll never be a politician or diplomat.

6:56 am  

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