Cuba has now been removed from the U.S. list of countries that supposedly support terrorism.
The government of President Barack Obama took a historic step forward Friday by removing Cuba from its list of countries that, according to Washington, sponsor terrorism. U.S State Department Press Officer Jeff Rathke announced the decision: “The 45-day notice to Congress has expired, and the Secretary of State decided to terminate the designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, effective today, May 29,” he wrote in a press release.
On April 14, Obama submitted to Congress the statutorily required report indicating the intention to rescind Cuba’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation. The 45-day Congressional pre-notification period has expired, The State Department added, ”While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the rescission of a State Sponsor of Terrorism designation.”