The administration of Donald Trump, whose term ends on January 20, once again included Cuba in the US list of ‘States sponsors of terrorism’.
The announcement was made on Monday, January 11, by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said that the measure responds to the fact that Cuba has repeatedly provided “support for acts of international terrorism by granting safe haven to terrorists.”
In this way, a decision by the Barack Obama government is reversed, which in 2015 withdrew the Caribbean island from that list, where it had been listed since 1982.
The decision also hampers any attempt by the incoming Joe Biden government to rebuild diplomatic ties with Havana.
With the inclusion, Cuba joins Syria, Iran and North Korea, countries that are on the US list.