Statement from Engage Cuba on the Removal of Cuba from the U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

WASHINGTON – James Williams, President of Engage Cuba, released the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of State has removed Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism:

“The State Department’s announcement that it has removed Cuba from the U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism is a historic and welcome development. We anticipate the next step of opening embassies in our respective capitals.

We conclude yet another week with encouraging news and reflect on the astonishing pace of change in U.S.-Cuba relations. Status quo advocates in both countries should take note. The Cold War is over. Today’s announcement is further evidence that after 54 years of a failed policy, we aren’t going back. We are looking forward for the betterment of both the American and Cuban people.”