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Cuba Removed from State Terrorism List Print E-mail

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- The State Department has announced that Cuba will no longer be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism effective immediately.

"Today's decision, made by Secretary Kerry, is an important step towards achieving normal commercial relations between the United States and Cuba, which has long been a key goal of U.S. rice producers, millers and exporters," said Bob Cummings, USA Rice COO.  "Much work remains, but this step is critical to improving the overall political relationship between the two countries. USA Rice will continue its leadership role in seeking the removal of obstacles to travel and trade with Cuba."

Removing Cuba from this list also opens up eligibility for aid under the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), including food assistance programs managed by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The State Department noted that, "While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba's policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the rescission of a State Sponsor of Terrorism designation."


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