Josép Borelli, Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, said on the 5th that the European Union regretted that the former U.S. government had reined Cuba on the list of “states supporting terrorism” and hoped that the new U.S. government would make changes in this regard.
Borelli is visiting Russia and meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the same day.
“We are very sorry for [former President Donald] Trump’s decision to list Cuba as a ‘state of terror’ during the final period of his term … and expect the new administration to return to its previous position,” Borelli told media reporters.
On January 11, the U.S. government announced that Cuba would be reintroduced to the list of “countries against terrorism”, including for reasons such as providing asylum to terrorists and interfering in Venezuelan and regional affairs.
The decision was made as Trump was about to end his term and Joseph Biden would become President of the United States.
It is believed to deliberately bind the Biden administration to improve relations with the ancient times in the short term.
Cuba claims that the U.S. move was for political speculation, and the unilateral list of “countries against terrorism” issued by the United States is not legitimate.
The United States included Cuba on the list of “countries against terrorism” in 1982.
In 2015, with the easing of U.S.-U.-PalUS relations, the then-Bellac Obama administration removed Cuba from the list.
After the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the U.S. government adopted a hostile attitude towards Cuba.
In 1961, the United States and the United States and the United States and the United States severed diplomatic relations.
The following year, the United States imposed an economic, financial embargo and trade embargo on Cuba.
In July 2015, the two countries officially resumed diplomatic relations, but the United States did not completely lift the embargo against Cuba.
After Trump took office as President of the United States in 2017, the U.S. government tightened its policy towards Cuba.