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Statement by Senator Ted Cruz on the Obama Administration's Decision to Remove Cuba from Terror List

April 14, 2015


Releases statement on Obama Administration's decision to remove Cuba from terror list

HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding President Obama's decision to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism:

"When it comes to making any deals with world dictators, the President of the United States should use two words: Prove it. Cuba must prove it is willing to change its behavior before the United States takes a single action to remove it from the list of state sponsors of terror. Fidel and Raul Castro have a decades-long track record of violent hostility towards our nation. It is dangerous and reckless to use a terrorist designation as a negotiating tool, as their regime continues to support and harbor terrorists who have murdered Americans. We need better than a promise of future change; Cuba needs to prove it. And, until Cuba does, any discussion about changing its terrorist designation should be off the table."

Ted Cruz, Statement by Senator Ted Cruz on the Obama Administration's Decision to Remove Cuba from Terror List Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/314514

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