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Yet another heartbreak for Cuban dictatorship supporters in the U.S.

Once again, the "Cuba Experts," the Castro regime lobbyists, the academics, the journalists, and American elected officials who fight tooth and nail every single day for the survival and enrichment of the vile and barbaric Castro dictatorship in Cuba have been left feeling like a teenage girl dumped by her boyfriend a week before the prom.

Yesterday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland left these poor souls brokenhearted when she unequivocally stated that the Castro dictatorship, which harbors fugitive terrorists and actively supports terrorists organizations and governments from all over the world, will not be removed from the State Department's list of State Sponsors of Terror.

Juan Tamayo in the Miami Herald:

U.S. denies it’s ‘currently’ considering removing Cuba from terror list

A newspaper report that top State Department officials believe Cuba should be removed from the U.S. list of countries that support terrorism drew denials Thursday from the department and the White House.

The Boston Globe had reported that “high-level U.S. diplomats” have concluded Cuba should be taken off the terror list, which would allow Secretary of State John Kerry to “remove a major obstacle to restoring relations” with the island. Interviews with “top administration officials and members of Congress indicate there is a growing consensus in policy and intelligence circles that Cuba’s support for terrorist groups has been terminated,” the Globe added.

The report also noted that Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat who has long favored improving relations with Havana, met in recent days “with officials to review the Cuba policy.”

But the report carefully added that U.S officials “emphasized that there has not been a formal assessment concluding that Cuba should be removed from the terrorism list.

On Thursday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland responded: “I saw that report. Let me say firmly here it is incorrect. This department has no current plans to remove Cuba from the state sponsor of terrorism list.”

“We review this every year, and at the current moment we — when the last review was done in 2012 — didn’t see cause to remove them. We’ll obviously look at it again this year, but as I said, we don’t have any plans at the moment,” she added.

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