USA will return Cuba to the list of countries – sponsors of terrorism. Bloomberg writes about this with reference to high-ranking sources in the State Department.
Thus, the current administration of US President Donald Trump will complicate the work of the future administration of the elected leader Joe Biden: it will be more difficult for it to establish diplomatic ties with Havana. Sources also revealed a possible date for Cuba's return to the list of sponsors of terrorism. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce this himself on Monday 11 January.
The presumable reason for this decision is, in particular, Cuba's concealment of American fugitives convicted in the States. According to the decisions of the Department of State, the adopted decision concerns the countries that “have repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism.”
Trump and his supporters have recently been trying to make decisions that will influence US policy under Biden in the early months of his rule. In particular, the White House discussed the strengthening of sanctions against China and Iran.
The United States severed diplomatic ties with Cuba in 1961 in response to the nationalization of American property. After that, Washington announced the imposition of a trade and economic embargo. Former US President Barack Obama announced the normalization of bilateral relations in 2014, but the rapprochement ended in January 2017, when the United States was led by Donald Trump.