Cuba and USA restore ties after 50 years

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – Cuba and the USA agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties after 50 years. The US President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy.

After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a phone call on Tuesday on a breakthrough prisoner exchange, the opening of embassies and an easing of some restrictions on commerce. According to reports, the Vatican and Canada facilitated the deal between the two countries.

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