Sec. of State Blinken says Cuba’s communist dictatorship will remain on terror sponsor list

In a hearing with the U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken says he does not “foresee” the removal of the Cuban dictatorship from the state sponsors of terror list.

Via Globe Live Media:

The U.S. government “does not foresee” taking Cuba off the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, Secretary of State Antony Blinken affirmed Thursday in Congress.

“We do not anticipate taking them off the list,” Blinken answered a question from Cuban-born Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar during a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“There is no automatic or mandatory review (…) The law provides very clear criteria to rescind designations, there is an extremely high bar to do so,” pointed out the chief diplomat of Joe Biden’s administration.

Salazar asked him if Cuba had met the bar, to which Blinken replied: “Clearly, no”.

With Cuba’s dictatorship currently providing aid and safe harbor to terrorists, of course they should remain on the list. You’d be hard-pressed to find a terrorist group in the world Cuba isn’t friendly with, and that’s been the case for decades. But with the Biden administration cooking up Cuba Thaw 2.0, it’s hard to trust anything they say.