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Obama plans to remove Cuba's designation as state sponsor of terrorism

Obama plans to remove Cuba's designation as state sponsor of terrorism

President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism after more than a quarter-century, the White House said Tuesday, taking a major step toward Obama’s goal of normalizing relations with the island nation. The announcement came just days after Obama’s face-to-face historic meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro at an international summit in Panama. The two leaders discussed the terrorism designation as well as reopening embassies in each other’s nations to fully restore diplomatic ties after more than five decades of Cold War antagonism. The president’s action triggers a 45-day review period in Congress, after which the...

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