President Barack Obama has notified Congress that he will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, something he must do 45 days before actually removing the country from the list. Cuba is currently one of four countries of the list, along with Sudan, Iran, and Syria. Added in 1982, it has been on the list the longest.
The removal continues the recent trend of thawing relations between the US and Cuba. The final decision was made after a State Department review of whether Cuba deserved to be on the list or not. An official statement from the White House warned, “we will continue to have differences with the Cuban government.”