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The inclusion of Cuba in the States Sponsors of Terrorism's List has been rejected by the entire international community.
The European Union High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell today called on the new U.S. administration to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism's List (SSTL) during a press conference with his Russian homolog in Moscow, Russia.
On January 11, Trump reinstated Cuba on the list from which it had been removed in 2015 by Barack Obama´s administration (2009-2017).
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed that the decision was taken because Cuba offered safe haven to terrorists". Specifically, he referred to Havana's refusal to extradite ten leaders of the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) and several U.S. fugitives convicted of political violence.
In this regard, Cuba's government has frequently stated on several occasions that its country respects the right to political asylum and is not willing to violate the obligations undertaken during the Peace Dialogues of Colombia, in which Cubatook part as guarantor.