Mobilise against the aggression
Permanent Representative of Republic of Cuba, Ambassador Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, 3989th session of UN Security Council (March 26) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba strongly condemns this US-led NATO aggression against Yugoslavia, and denounces the dark maneouvres that led to such uncivilised practices continuing to prevail in the international political arena for the purpose of satisfying the interests of those who insist on imposing their designs on every state on the planet, in the name of a new and ignominious world order... At this moment of grief and pain for the peoples of Yugoslavia, Cuba calls on the international community to mobilise its efforts to immediately put an end to this unjustified aggression and to prevent new and more regrettable losses of innocent lives, allowing this nation to retake the peaceful path of negotiation toward a settlement of its internal problems, something that depends solely and exclusively on the sovereign will and self-determination of the Yugoslav peoples. Cuba expresses its concern on the aggression's possibility of unpredictably spreading the conflict to other states in the region, both because of the expansion of violence and because of its convulsive social and human effects. Continuing along this path could lead to an unpredictable outcome for Europe and for all humankind. We are living in a shameful time of breach of international legality. It is further proof that when the Security Council does not yield to the unipolar might ... the superpower — which does not accept lack of discipline on the part of its subjects — acts on its own account. The areas of aerial exclusion, the missiles in Kabul, in Jartum, in Tripoli, in Bagdad, in Bengasi, and now in Pristine, Pancevo, and elsewhere, remind us of the harsh realities of "global disorder". What will the Security Council — or at least its remains, after this vote — do in the future? What will be the fate of the United Nations? The United Nations, instead of developing as the emerging government of a global democracy, in a global and united world, will merely be a repressive instrument of the powerful ... if we do not occupy our own place. No one can forget in these tragic circumstances, in which the destiny of us all is at stake, the historic contribution of Serbia during World War II, when her people, most heroically, fought against the Nazi hordes in occupied Europe. It must be recalled, here and now — because it is a fact —, that these are the bitter fruits of a conspiracy to destroy the former Yugoslavia; and that is what is at the root of this conflict and of the grave events that we are living. Bombs are not the path to peace. War is no solution to humanitarian problems. History teaches us that only negotiation can build peace.