Obama to remove Cuba from U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism

April 14, 2015 9:20 PM

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President Obama plans to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism after more than a quarter-century, the White House said Tuesday, taking a major step toward Obama’s goal of normalizing relations with the island nation.

The announcement comes just days after President Obama’s historic face-to-face meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro at an international summit in Panama. The two leaders discussed the terrorism designation as well as reopening embassies in their each other’s nations to fully restore diplomatic t...

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