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Russian Federation slams Trump’s policy on Cuba

The Cuban government of Raul Castro has criticised Donald Trump’s “hostile rhetoric” in announcing new restrictions on USA ties to the country, but repeated its willingness to hold “respectful dialogue” with Washington.President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on usa business dealings with the island’s military, saying “with God’s help a free Cuba is what we will soon achieve”.Chipping away at Barack Obama’s legacy, US President Donald Trump cancelled his predecessor’s “one-sided” Cuba deal and put the two Cold War- era rivals on collision course again by vowing to not allow dollars to prop up Raul Castro’s “military monopoly”.”America has rejected the Cuban people’s oppressors”, Trump said in Miami’s Little Havana, the cradle of Cuban-American resistance to Castro’s government.While campaigning past year in Miami, which is home to a large Cuban-American population, Trump pledged to reverse Obama’s efforts to normalize relations with Cuba unless it met certain “demands”, including granting Cubans religious and political freedom, and releasing all political prisoners.Donald Trump, the U.S president, is creating new intercourse of his own with the Cuban Communist Regime. aiming for more aggressive relations towards Castro-led government.Trump’s address in Miami announced changes in the United States’ policy toward Cuba after the Obama administration chose to normalize relations with the island nation following a decades-long freeze of diplomatic ties.As previously reported by FOX Business, at least one non-profit group said that rolling back travel expansions would hurt USA airlines that have flights to the island. USA airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island.Trump, however, stopped short of breaking diplomatic relations restored in 2015 after more than five decades of hostilities. The move is seen as an attempt to roll back parts of Obama’s policy of normalizing U.S. -Cuba diplomatic ties, which was introduced in December 2014.”We do not want United States dollars to prop up a military monopoly that exploits and abuses the citizens of Cuba”, Trump said.The President also directed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to convene a task force on expanding internet access on the island and reiterate the USs’ opposition to efforts in the UNs to lift the Cuban embargo until more is done to honour human rights, reports CNN.”It’s like we are returning to the Cold War”, said Cuban designer Idania del Rio, who joined a group of friends in a hotel in Old Havana to watch the speech in English on CNN. “This is already happening”, Omar Everleny Perez, Cuban Economist said.”They made a deal with a government that spread violence and instability in the region.they fought for everything and we just didn’t fight hard enough, but now, those days are over”, Trump said Friday.The changes themselves are minimal compared to their consequences for US relations with Latin America; in terms of substance, this is really a nothingburger.”When he’s cutting back on travel, he’s hurting us, the Cuban entrepreneurs”.”If you want Cuba to change and reform, we are doing the opposite of what would be most likely to bring about reforms inside of Cuba”, Rhodes added. Despite bitter criticism and personal attacks, most have continued to operate, many with a degree of support from USA individuals and foundations that would have been impossible before the reestablishment of diplomatic relations. Recently, though, Spirit Airlines Inc., and Frontier and Silver Airlines have each stopped flying to Cuba and several others like American Airlines reduced their number of flights and the size of their planes.The Russian Foreign Ministry has criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze a detente with Cuba and his verbal attack on the Caribbean island’s leaders.United Kingdom visitors to Cuba have many alternative routes to the island, including non-stop Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick to Havana and Varadero, charter flights to a range of airports and connections via Paris or Madrid to the Cuban capital.Trump aides said Thursday that Rubio was “very helpful” to the administration as it spent months reviewing the policy.”This is the simple truth of the Castro regime”, Trump said.