The United States Department of State has again included Cuba in the list of states that, in the opinion of the American side, provide support to international terrorism.
“With this action, we will again bring the Cuban government to justice,” said the head of the department, Mike Pompeo.
According to him, the republic’s authorities have repeatedly provided refuge to terrorists. In particular, we are talking about the leaders of the Colombian left-wing radical rebel group “Army of National Liberation”, whom the Cuban side refused to extradite to the United States.
In addition, he added that Havana is harboring several American criminals who are accused of “politically motivated violence.” The head of the State Department stressed that “the Fidel Castro regime must stop its support for international terrorism and subversive actions against the US justice system.”
In addition to Cuba, according to Washington, the list of states sponsoring terrorism includes Iran, North Korea and the SAR. Former American President Barack Obama has forged relations with Cuba; in 2015, he removed the country from this list. The administration of the country’s current leader, Donald Trump, stopped interaction with the republic and imposed sanctions against it.
The possible inclusion of Cuba in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism became known at the end of December. According to American media reports, the Trump administration’s decision will make it difficult for the elected American head Joe Biden to normalize relations with Havana.
Earlier it was reported that Trump excluded Sudan from the list of states sponsoring terrorism. It was clarified that this happened after the country’s authorities paid compensation to American victims of terrorist attacks and their families.