Press Statement by Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK

Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) — A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK released the following press statement Friday:

Massive anti-government protests have recently taken place in several areas of Cuba, including the capital city Havana.

The anti-government protests that occurred in Cuba are an outcome of behind-the-scene manipulation by the outside forces coupled with their persistent anti-Cuba blockade scheming to obliterate socialism and the revolution.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea condemns and rejects the attempt at interfering in the internal affairs by the outside forces scheming to overthrow the socialist system of Cuba by taking advantage of the recent anti-government protests.

We express our full support to and solidarity with all efforts and measures taken by the government and people of Cuba for safeguarding the dignity and sovereignty of the country and defending to the end their fatherland, revolution and gains of socialism.

We are confident that Cuba would smash the interference of foreign forces, creditably overcome the present situation, and firmly safeguard the political stability of the country. -0-