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Cuban and U.S. diplomats set for talks at State Department
Cuban and U.S. diplomats set for talks at State Department

A demand by Cuba to be removed from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism is threatening to hold up restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana. But senior U.S. officials said taking Cuba off the list will not be on the table when the two longtime adversaries hold talks Friday at the State Department. Diplomats instead will focus on reopening embassies and reaching agreement on basic issues of protocol, such as the rights of diplomats assigned to the two countries to move freely, and of people to have free access to the embassies. “There is a process between diplomats … where they're talking about normalizing relations between our two...

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