By Julian Pecquet - 06/17/13 07:43 PM EDT
“This is something that the U.S. has felt would be a positive step for the Cuban people,” Psaki said. “We felt it was in our interest.”
Obama lifted travel and remittance restrictions on Cuban-Americans during his first term but kept in place most of the elements of the decades-old U.S. embargo. The State Department kept its designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism in its latest annual report, released last month.
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