January 3, 2021 is the 60-year day when the United States severed diplomatic relations with Cuba. In response to rumors that the United States wants to re-introduce Cuba to the list of “supporting terrorism”, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez condemned the United States’ move on social media as “to please anti-Cuban minorities in Florida” and said that “the United States shelters anti-paleo terrorist groups in the territory from what it deserves. Punishment”.
On January 1 this year, the U.S. State Department announced that the Cuban International Finance Bank would be on the sanctions list, prohibiting U.S. enterprises from engaging in financial transactions with it.
Cuban President Diaz Canel said on social media that Cuba will not succumb to the threat, unfair and cruel sanctions of the United States and the genocidal embargo policy. Cuba will continue to resist U.S. sanctions and continue to promote its own development model.
Cuban Foreign Minister Rodríguez also responded that the purpose of the United States’ move is to deepen Cuba’s economic predicament, which has failed to destroy Cuba’s development for 62 years.
The United States has listed Cuba as a list of countries supporting terrorism since 1982, until then-US President Barack Obama removed Cuba from the list in 2015, against the backdrop of the thawing of Cuban-U.S. relations.
In May 2020, the United States announced that Cuba would be included in the 2019 list of “countries not cooperating in counter-terrorism operations”.