Cuba’s name as a country that sponsors terrorism, according to Washington officials, sparks a renewed disapproval today among prominent figures in the US Congress.
In this regard, recently United States Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith (Minnesota), Patrick Leahy (Vermont), Ron Weeden and Jeff Merkle (Oregon), Chris van Hollen (Maryland), Jack Reid (Rhode Island) , Sherrod spoke. Brown (Ohio) and Martin Heinrich (New Mexico).
These members of the Upper House sent a letter to the Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, expressing concern that the process for the designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism was completed without formal consultation and review. Of Congress.
The senators asked the head of American diplomacy to conduct a formal review before placing any nation in that category.
“In the final days of the administration, attempts to politicize important decisions about our national security are unacceptable and threaten to harm future diplomatic efforts toward Cuba and set a damaging precedent for new appointments,” the senators Said in the letter.
Many voices in Cuba and the world joined in rejecting the inclusion of the Caribbean country as a sponsor of terrorism.
Caribbean nation’s president Miguel Diaz-Canel described the decision as “the ultimate blow to a failed and corrupt administration committed to the Cuban-Miami mafia”.
In a message on his Twitter account, the president rejected Donald Trump’s “maligned administration” intentions to obstruct a possible synergy between the two countries.
A statement published a day earlier by Cuba’s foreign ministry confirms that it is “a glorious act of a maligned, dishonest and morally bankrupt government.”
According to political leaders and scholars on the subject, this unfair sanction is aimed at complicating any effort by the presidential-election, Joe Biden, to reintroduce the thaw initiated by Barack Obama (2009-2017) in relations with Havana To begin with.
Cuba was included in this unilateral list in 1982 under the administration of Ronald Reagan (1981–1989).
The State Department abolished the island from this relationship in 2015, after Washington and Havana announced the start of the process of normalization of bilateral relations on 17 December 2014. / Latin Press.
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