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Russia compares Trump’s Cuba plan to Cold War-era ‘rhetoric’

Russia compares Trump's Cuba plan to Cold War-era 'rhetoric'
By Mark Moore June 18, 2017 | 12:50pm

Russia ​slammed ​President Trump's ​plan to reverse​ US policies on Cuba
​as​ a return to Cold War-era "rhetoric."

"The new line towards Cuba announced by US President Donald Trump takes
us back to already half-forgotten rhetoric in the style of the Cold
War," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

The ministry​​ said Trump's actions show that "anti-Cuban discourse is
still widely in demand. This cannot but cause regret."

During an appearance in Miami on Friday, Trump announced that he was
unraveling many of the policies put in place by former President Obama
to open relations between the US and Cuba, dismissing it as a "one-sided
deal."

The foreign ministry, which also reaffirmed its "solidarity" with the
Caribbean nation, said Obama's easing of sanctions​ ​was a
"well-thought-out political decision in which there were no losers
except marginal Castro opponents."

Source: Russia compares Trump's Cuba plan to Cold War-era 'rhetoric' |
New York Post -
http://nypost.com/2017/06/18/russia-compares-trumps-cuba-plan-to-cold-war-era-rhetoric/
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