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Cuba appreciates international support in the face of U.S. hostility

Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez appreciated on Saturday the statements of several governments that recognize the unfair inclusion of the nation in the unilateral U.S. States Sponsoring Terrorism (SST) list.

On X, the top representative of Cuban diplomacy affirmed that in their statements those countries encourage the US administration to remove Cuba from such a list due to its devastating consequences for its population.

“Cuba does not sponsor terrorism. The international community recognizes it and the US knows it,” Rodriguez posted; in addition, the FM granted “the Cuban people, throughout the last 65 years, have been victims of terrorism, including State terrorism, used as a weapon to destroy their Revolution.”

On May 15th, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken eliminated Cuba from a list of countries that, according to the United States, “do not cooperate fully” in the fight against terrorism. However, paradoxically, this nation continues to be on the SST list.

On that occasion, Rodriguez stated that “the United States has just admitted what is known to all: that Cuba fully cooperates with the efforts against terrorism.”

“It should cease all political manipulation of the issue and put an end to our arbitrary and unjust inclusion on the States Sponsoring Terrorism list,” he pointed out on X.

Cuba was first included in that list during the Reagan Administration in 1982, but in 2015, then-President Barack Obama said that designation had no merit in the case of the nation, and withdrew it.

However, on January 12, 2021, days before leaving office, Donald Trump bequeathed to his successor Joe Biden the inclusion of Cuba on that list again, something he maintains despite the demand to rectify that position in his policy toward the nation.