President Obama Asks Congress to Rescind Cuba’s Classification as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

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Author: 

Bruce Zagaris

Date Published: 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Volume: 

31

Issue: 

4

Subject Areas: 

Comparative and International Law
Compliance
Counter-terrorism
Cross-Border Communication
Federal Code
International Cooperation
International Crimes
Policy/Directives
Political Leaders
Political Strife
Sanctions
Terrorism
U.S. Federal Government

Geographic Identifier: 

Cuba
United States

Abstract: 

On April 14, 2015, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the Executive Branch was removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.  The announcement sets the stage for the two governments to re-establish diplomatic relations and further normalize relations.