Fidel Castro’s death will not likely to slow US efforts toward Cuba: White House

White House official said that any move to unwind normalizing relations between US and Cuba "would deal a significant economic blow" to Cuban citizens.

By: Reuters | Washington | Published: November 29, 2016 12:59:37 am
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The death of Cuba’s Fidel Castro is unlikely to slow down US efforts to normalize relations with its Cold War enemy, the White House said on Monday, pointing to the economic impact of the diplomatic thaw already underway such as commercial flights and other growing ties.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing on Monday that any move to unwind the normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba over the past two years “would deal a significant economic blow” to Cuban citizens.

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