U.S. puts Cuba back on list of state sponsors of terrorism

U.S. puts Cuba back on list of state sponsors of terrorism
Barack Obama, Raul Castro (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – For how long? Trump will be gone in seven days, and it’s hard to imagine that Biden, who has been channeling Obama at every turn, won’t remove the designation.]

The Trump administration is designating Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism in a move that will return the island nation to the pariah list from which it was removed five years ago.

As he announced the designation Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Cuba of “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists.”

Pompeo also said the Trump administration is intent on “denying the Castro regime the resources it uses to oppress its people at home, and countering its malign interference in Venezuela and the rest of the Western Hemisphere.”

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez tweeted, “We condemn the hypocritical and cynical designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism announced by the US. The political opportunism of this action is recognized by anyone with an honest regard for the scourge of terrorism and its victims.”

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