Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

Cuba denounces Trump policy changes but is open to dialogue

President Trump is en route to Miami, where he'll announce his plans for halting the f.

Under the revised travel policy, US officials say there will be tighter enforcement to make sure Americans legally fit the 12 authorized categories they claim to be traveling under, which could spook many visitors, wary of receiving a hefty fine.

Trump signed a directive on Friday outlining a tougher stance on Cuba. Emmer, Crawford and five other House Republicans have warned that rolling back U.S. Cuba policy could threaten new bilateral agreements with Havana to combat human trafficking, illicit drugs and cyber crimes. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., tweeted Saturday - do the opposite of what President Barack Obama would have done.

In a statement released on government-run websites and television Friday evening, President Raul Castro's administration says Trump's speech was "loaded with hostile rhetoric that recalls the times of open confrontation". Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with on topics of mutual interest. But, in a shift from Obama's approach, Trump said trade and other penalties would stay in place until a long list of prerequisites was met. "Officially, today, they are rejected".

"Effective immediately I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba", Trump said Friday.

Perlmutter noted that he accompanied Obama on his historic trip to Cuba in March 2016, when the Arvada Democrat applauded potential new business, tourism and cultural opportunities. A former Cuban soldier who arrived in the U.S.by boat in 1959, he said that that Trump measures were the right ones to take.

Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with the United States on topics of mutual interest.

Russia's foreign ministry on Sunday said it regretted US President Donald Trump's policy reversal on Cuba, calling it reminiscent of the Cold War era. This will essentially shield US airlines and cruise-ship companies now serving the island. He said Trump's policy may put USA national security at risk as strategic competitors move to fill the vacuum the uncoupling could create. Cuban Americans will still be able visit and send remittances to their families.

The changes won't go into effect until new documents laying out details are issued.

To this day, Cuba is ruled by the same people who killed tens of thousands of their own citizens, who sought to spread their repressive and failed ideology throughout our hemisphere and who once tried to host enemy nuclear weapons 90 miles from our shores, Trump said.

Analysts estimate that the president's maneuver would bring economic, isolation and security problems for the United States instead of benefits since Cuba will not compromise and national affairs are not negotiated.

One of the major changes in the policy directive is that USA travelers making educational people-to-people trips can no longer go to Cuba individually but must travel in groups accompanied by a company representative.

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Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday President Trump's policy changes on America's relationship with Cuba were "very appropriate", and explained why the US needs to take a tougher stance when it comes to dealing with the communist country.

Trump's declaration in a crowded, sweltering auditorium was a direct rebuke to Obama, for whom the diplomatic opening with Cuba was a central accomplishment of his presidency.

Unable to persuade Congress to lift the decades-old trade embargo, Obama had used his power to adjust the rules that implement the embargo to expand built-in loopholes. The ability of Americans to travel freely on vacation to the country will be scrapped.

"We will assume any risk and remain firm and secure in building a sovereign, independent, socialist, democratic, prosperous and sustainable nation", Castro said in a statement.

"When he's cutting back on travel, he's hurting us, the Cuban entrepreneurs".

"In the case of Cuba, Trump returns to the concept of trying to make negotiations from a position of strength, and ignoring the political and legal systems of Cuba, as well as the country's sovereignty and self-determination of the Cuban people", he told Xinhua.

Cuba also rejected hypocritical USA attacks on its human rights record, with Mr Trump demanding the release of "political prisoners" from Cuba while also calling for the extradition of political exiles who are wanted for arrest in the United States.

Obama traveled to Havana last March to solidify a detente between the USA and Cuba that his administration negotiated in 2014.

British travellers hoping to combine the United States and Cuba on the same trip face much tighter restrictions.

"I do believe that end is in the very near future", he said.

Worldwide human rights groups say, however, that reinstating a US policy of isolating the island could make the situation worse by empowering Cuban hardliners. "They will not manage to weaken the Revolution, nor defeat the Cuban people".

The Obama administration had restored diplomatic relations with its Cold War foe in December 2014.

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