Durbin Statement On Removal Of Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after President Obama announced that the United States would remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism:

“After careful review by the State Department, the removal of Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list is a welcome move regarding the relations between the US and Cuba.  That Cuba is no longer involved in such activities is a positive step forward in normalizing relations between our two nations and giving the Cuban people greater opportunities to join the global community.   While no fan of the Castro regime, I continue to believe that opening up the island to American ideas, vibrancy, and trade is the most effective way to see a more open and tolerant Cuba.”