Cuba Recognises US Exclusion From Terrorist Sponsor List

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Josefina Vidal said Cuba should have never been included in the list in the first place

Through a statement, the island's Foreign Ministry greeted President Obama's decision but reminded the numerous terrorist acts that Cuba has faced.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry greeted Tuesday the decision taken by United States President Barack Obama to take Cuba off the Department of State's list of terrorist sponsoring countries.

The Director of U.S.-Cuban Relations at the Foreign Ministry of the island, Josefina Vidal, greeted the decision, which she said was just.

However, Vidal also reminded that terrorist acts perpetuated against the Caribbean nation - mostly planned and/or carried out by Miami-based opposition groups - have left a historic death toll of around 2,000 people.

She added her government has rejected and condemned repeatedly every act of terrorism and any action which would have as an aim financing, promoting or covering these type of actions.

Vidal also highlighted that Cuba should have never been included in the list, in the first place.

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