Defying U.S., Cuba stands by Venezuela on eve of regional summit

April 9, 2015 2:29 AM

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Defying U.S., Cuba stands by Venezuela on eve of regional summit

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Wednesday it would remain steadfast by Venezuela even as it seeks to improve ties with the United States, criticizing Washington's Venezuela policy before a summit meeting where the U.S. and Cuban leaders will meet face-to-face.

Cuban Vice-President Miguel Diaz-Canel chastised Washington over its decision last month to declare Venezuela a national security threat and order sanctions against seven Venezuelan officials.

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