Cuba rejects new United States policy, expresses readiness for further dialogue

Cuban state TV said: "The government of Cuba denounces the new measures toughening the embargo that are destined to fail".

Embassies in Havana and Washington are to remain open.

Otto Rodriguez Villamonte, who arrived from Cuba in 1960, said he hadn't read the details of the new plan or listened to Trump's announcement but that he thought not much was changing.

"The reality in this: more democracy in Latin America means more jobs in Florida, whether that's through our ports, or whether that's through people doing business here... we need more democracy", he added.

"We will not be silent in the face of communist oppression any longer", Trump told a cheering crowd in Miami's Cuban-American enclave of Little Havana, including Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who helped forge the new restrictions on Cuba.

In his statement, Flake called for the Senate's GOP leadership to allow a vote on his legislation that he said would eliminate "archaic restrictions" on travel to Cuba that "do not exist for travel by Americans to any other country in the world".

"Today is a major setback for worldwide relations, NAFSA, our allies and the Cuban and American people".

Trump announced a return to restrictions on travel and trade, and "justified that policy with alleged concerns over the human rights situation in Cuba and the need to rigorously apply" the trade embargo and blockade against the island, which Obama had relaxed, it said, adding "once again the US government is resorting to the coercive measures of the past".

Donald Trump, the U.S president, is creating new intercourse of his own with the Cuban Communist Regime. aiming for more aggressive relations towards Castro-led government.


In a statement, Flake says any policy change that diminishes the ability of Americans to travel freely to Cuba is "not in the best interests of the United States or the Cuban people".

"Any strategy aimed at changing the political, economic and social system in Cuba.will be doomed to failure", it continued.

President Trump brought a fiery taste of the Cold War back to Miami today when he announced his new Cuba policy.

Cuba "is not alone", Maduro said. The embargo remains in place and unchanged by Trump's policy. "It is an offence against Latin America". Mr Rosenstein took over the investigation into whether Russian Federation tried to tip the USA election in favour of Mr Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself in March.

Venezuelan Foreign Ministry Delcy Rodriguez also voiced solidarity with the Cuban nation via regional blocs, including the ALBA group of leftist nations.

America severed ties with Cuba in 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro launched a revolution that toppled a USA -friendly government, and the two countries had been at loggerheads ever since.

"US extremism aspires to cover the planet with misery, violence and death", the top Venezuelan diplomat said on Twitter.

Cuban-born poet Armando Valladares, who was imprisoned for 22 years by the government of then-Cuban leader Fidel Castro, said at a weekly luncheon of Cuban exiles that he is vexed that not all of Obama's changes were rolled back.

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