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"Including Cuba on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism is the height of Trump administration's cynicism," Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced.
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel "firmly and absolutely" rejected the U.S. re-designation of his country as a sponsor of terrorism, a measure that "exposes Washington's double standards in this matter."
"To claim that Cuba sponsors terrorism is Donald Trump administration's height of cynicism. The blockade that it imposes and strengthens against Cuba is in itself State terrorism," Diaz-Canel pointed out.
On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo justified his country's decision by arguing that the Cuban government protects guerrillas from Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN).
The inclusion of Cuba in the U.S. blacklist is just an opportunistic action which "is recognized by all who have an honest concern for the scourge of terrorism and its victims," Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez assured.