The State Department will hang the Cuban flag in the lobby of the State Department building on Monday in recognition of the imminent reopening of the communist nation’s embassy in Washington. The AP’s Matt Lee reports:
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) July 17, 2015
President Eisenhower had the Cuban embassy closed in January 1961 and severed diplomatic relations with the communist government of Fidel Castro. President Obama announced in December 2014 that he is setting a “new course” with Cuba. The reopening of the embassy is just the latest step in that new course.