Cuba finally removed from list of state sponsors of terrorism

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the final order to rescind Cuba’s State Sponsor of Terrorism designation, effective today, May 29

Source:  Granma

May 29, 2015

Washington, May 29; a Press Statement by U.S. State Department spokesman, Jeff Rathke, informed of Cuba’s official removal from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

In the official statement, the State Department spokesman noted that “The 45-day Congressional pre-notification period has expired, and the Secretary of State has made the final decision to rescind Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, effective today, May 29, 2015.”

Cuba has been included on the unilateral list drawn up by Washington since 1982.

In the statement he also noted that “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…

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