Kerry: US Engagement Seeks to Encourage Change in Cuba

April 13, 2015 9:34 AM

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States has embarked on a “policy of transformation” with its engagement with Cuba. His comments follow President Obama’s unprecedented meeting Saturday with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, on the sidelines of a regional summit. Kerry says the Obama Administration will soon decide whether to remove Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Kerry told broadcast interviewers Sunday the current U.S. policy of diplomatic isolation and economic sanctions, in place soon after Fidel Castro seized power in 1959, “hasn’t had the impact that people wanted.”

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