USA will not give back Guantanamo Bay and will not lift sanctions on Cuba

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – According to US news agencies, during a press briefing on Thursday (29 Jan.), the White House press secretary said that Barack Obama will not be heeding the requests recently made by his Cuban counterpart in the wake of a resetting of relations between the two nations.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said : “I think what [Castro’s] comments highlight is there are pretty clear differences between establishing diplomatic relations and carrying out the longer process of normalizing relations.”

“There are a variety of concerns we have with the way the Castro regime treats political dissidents, the way they treat individuals who are trying to freely express their views, even the way they treat some reporters,” Earnest said.

On Wednesday (28 Jan.), Castro said the US should end the sanctions imposed and give back Guantanamo Bay to Cuba.

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