Thursday, April 9, 2015

In Jamaica, Obama suggests Cuba’s removal from terror list may be near

The State Department has finished its review of Cuba’s presence on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism and forwarded its recommendation to the White House, President Obama said Thursday. Obama said he is waiting for his top aides to review the document and place it before him for a final decision. “That hasn’t happened yet,” he said after a meeting here with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, so “I won’t make a formal announcement today.”

An announcement that Cuba is to be removed from the list, clearing the principal obstacle to re-establishment of diplomatic relations and opening of embassies in Washington and Havana, may come as early as Friday, when both Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro will attend the two-day, 35-nation Summit of the Americas in Panama.

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