The US Puts Cuba Back on the Terrorism List

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The US government will put Cuba back on the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce that Monday, Bloomberg news agency reports, based on sources in the department.

Pompeo argues that Havana is home to American fugitives, including Joanne Chesimard, who was convicted in the US to murder a soldier.

Another reason is that Cuba refuses to heed a Colombian extradition request for militia members linked to a fatal 2019 bombing in Colombia.

The communist-administered Caribbean country not far from Florida’s coast was taken off the list in 2015 under the Obama administration.

The move by outgoing President Trump’s administration will make it more difficult for his successor Joe Biden to restore diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba.

The list now includes Syria, Iran and North Korea. Cuba was on it between 1982 and 2015.

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