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Obama extends US trade sanctions on Cuba
Published on September 16, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- US President Barack Obama has extended for another year the commercial sanctions imposed by Washington on Cuba.

In a memorandum addressed to the US secretaries of state and the Treasury, published by the White House, Obama ordered the continuation of the economic, commercial and financial embargo on the Caribbean nation, Granma newspaper reported.

According to US law, the US president decided to uphold sanctions on Cuba under the Trade with the Enemy Act, claiming that it is in tune with US national interests.

Washington has maintained its embargo on Cuba since 1961, which was stiffened in 1992 and 1996 following the adoption of the Torricelli and Helms-Burton laws.
 
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