Trump admin designates Cuba state sponsor of terrorism

The U.S. Department of State designated Cuba a state-sponsor of terrorism Monday “to hold the Castro regime accountable for its malign behavior.”

“The Trump Administration has been focused from the start on denying the Castro regime the resources it uses to oppress its people at home, and countering its malign interference in Venezuela and the rest of the Western Hemisphere,” Secertary of State Michael Pompeo said in a statement, according to

“With this action, we will once again hold Cuba’s government accountable and send a clear message: the Castro regime must end its support for international terrorism and subversion of U.S.”