Cuba's daily Granma has reported that Cuba's Ministry of External Relations (MINREX) has issued the following declaration:
The delegation of Cuba withdrew from the plenary deliberations of the General Assembly of the United Nations as a signal of profound rejection to the mediocre and arrogant speech of president Bush.
Bush is responsible for the murder of more than 600,000 civilians in Iraq, authorized the torture of prisoners at the Guantanamo Naval Base and the kidnapping of persons, clandestine air flights and secret jails. He is a criminal and does not have neither moral authority nor credibility to judge another country.
Cuba condemns and rejects every letter of his infamous diatribe.