HAVANA, Aug. 8th. Democratic Senator Peter Welch has presented a proposal to remove Cuba from the list of sponsors of terrorism in the United States, as a measure to advance bilateral relations between the two nations.In his statement for the Congressional Record, Welch points out that the current policies towards Cuba are a failure and are contributing to scarcity and hardship in the country, which has led to an increase in the migratory flow of Cuban citizens to the United States. .
The senator suggests several measures to improve diplomatic relations, including the waiver of extraterritorial sanctions under Title Three of the Helms-Burton Act and the sending of an ambassador to Havana.
Welch believes that the United States must take concrete steps to improve relations with Cuba and put an end to the blockade imposed by the White House more than six decades ago.
Although President Joe Biden promised changes in Cuba policies, he has so far held the same line as his predecessor, Republican Donald Trump. Welch’s proposal seeks to promote a significant change in US policy towards Cuba and foster a rapprochement between the two nations.
The removal of Cuba from the list of sponsors of terrorism is a measure that the United States can and should take to rebuild its relationship with the island, according to the Democratic senator.