WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is placing Cuba back on the record of countries regarded as point out sponsors of terrorism, rescinding a 2015 shift by the Obama administration to thaw ties to the onetime Cold War adversary.
The redesignation, introduced Monday, could complicate President-elect Joe Biden’s endeavours to boost ties with Havana. It is the most recent in a collection of international-policy steps the administration has taken in modern days to try to lock in guidelines in advance of it leaves business.
Secretary of Point out Mike Pompeo stated in a statement that the redesignation was warranted simply because Cuba has harbored several American fugitives, including a female accused of killing a New Jersey point out trooper in 1973. He also stated that Cuba has rebuffed Colombia’s extradition request for 10 users of the Countrywide Liberation Military, which is tied to a 2019 bombing in Bogota that killed 22 men