US to Keep Cuba on List of ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’

February 22, 2013 | Print Print |

HAVANA TIMES — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland denied on Thursday that the US is considering taking Cuba off the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, reported dpa.

“There are no plans to remove Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism,” she said. “When we did our last review in 2012, we saw no reason to remove it. We will revisit it this year, but — as I said — there’s no plans at the moment,” she said.

The Boston Globe had claimed that high-level U.S. diplomats “have concluded” that Cuba should be removed from the list.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has said Cuba’s role as guarantor of the peace process between the FARC and the Colombian government should be a reason for taking the island off the “black list,” on which is also found Iran, Sudan and Syria.

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