Cuba Criticizes U.S. Terrorism Report

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuban state media have criticized a U.S. decision to keep Cuba on its list of countries considered state sponsors of terrorism.

The official website Cubadebate on Friday said the U.S. used “old, unprovable arguments” in its annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2010, published Thursday.

The United States has listed Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1982. The 2010 report also includes Iran, Sudan, and Syria on the blacklist, which bars them from receiving economic aid and other benefits from the United States.

The report says there is no evidence Cuba has severed ties with the Colombian rebel group FARC. It also says some members of the Basque militant group ETA live in Cuba.

The report names Iran as the “most active” state sponsor of terrorism.