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Monday, January 18, 2021

US Puts Cuba Back on Terror Sponsor List

The US State Department has designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for allegedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.

The US State Department has designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism for allegedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced that Cuba along with Iran, North Korea, and Syria are being placed on the list.

Cuba was removed from the list in 2015 by former President Barack Obama but the current administration still insisted that the country continued to provide shelter to US fugitives and Colombian rebel leaders.

“With this action, we will once again hold Cuba’s government accountable and send a clear message: the Castro regime must end its support for international terrorism and subversion of US justice,” said Pompeo.

Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez condemned the move and said it was hypocritical and cynical. 

“The political opportunism of this act is recognized by everyone who has a genuine concern for the scourge of terrorism and its victims,” said Rodriguez. 

As a result of the designation, Cuba’s foreign investments are expected to drop, travel would be restricted along with money transfers.

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