Trump Administration Places Cuba Back On US Terrorism Sponsor List
Photo Credit: Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Photo by YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty Images

Trump Administration Places Cuba Back On US Terrorism Sponsor List

Cuba , news
Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jan 13, 2021

Just days before leaving office, President Donald Trump’s administration has placed Cuba back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, citing Cuba’s support of Venezuela. In 2015, President Barack Obama removed the Caribbean island from the list.

It’s an odd move, not only because the president’s days are numbered in the White House, but also because President-elect Joe Biden said he wants to improve US-Cuban relations.

“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,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

The move from Trump has angered Cubans who calls his decision “political opportunism.”

Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez responded to Pompeo in a tweet telling the Secretary of State to essentially worry about what’s going on in the United States, following the events that took place in Washington, DC.

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