Trump extended the trade embargo against Cuba
President of the United States Donald Trump extended the trade embargo against Cuba until the fall of 2018.
President of the United States Donald Trump extended the trade embargo against Cuba until September 24, 2018.
This is stated in a statement published on the website of the White House.
The term of the current embargo expires on September 14, 2017.
“I decided that the continuation of these measures in relation to Cuba within 1 year meets the national interests of the United States,” the report said.
US President Barack Obama in 2015 initiated a policy of warming relations with Cuba.
As part of the warming of relations between the United States and Cuba, diplomatic relations were restored, and in March 2016 Obama’s historic visit to Havana took place. Nevertheless, all this time, despite the personal position of Obama, as well as the calls of the UN to lift the economic embargo from Cuba, most of the restrictive measures against Havana remained.
In July 2017, US President Donald Trump canceled Obama’s dealings with Cuba.