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US will ‘preserve some commercial activity’ with Cuba: Rex Tillerson

US will ‘preserve some commercial activity’ with Cuba: Rex Tillerson
By Gabby Morrongiello June 13, 2017 | 1:46pm
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WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the
Trump administration will preserve some commercial activity between the
U.S. and Havana when it rolls back part of Obama’s Cuba policy
later this week.

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Tillerson told members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that
Cuba “must begin to address challenges” if it wishes to
continue normalizing diplomatic relations with the United States, a move
that began under the previous administration.

President Trump is said to be weighing a reversal of several reforms to
U.S.-Cuba policy that Obama enacted during his last two years in office,
including measures that eased restrictions on trade and to the
socialist-ruled island.

“The general approach is to allow as much of this continued commercial
engagement activity to go on as possible,” Tillerson told committee
chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), noting that the administration recognizes
“the benefits of that to the Cuban people.”

“But on the other hand, we think we have achieved very little in terms
of changing the behavior of the regime in Cuba and the treatment of its
people,” he said.

Tillerson said the Trump administration is still developing its
post-Obama Cuba policy and declined to confirm whether a formal
announcement will be made when Trump visits Miami on Friday.

Source: US will ‘preserve some commercial activity’ with Cuba: Rex
Tillerson | New York Post –

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