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Cuba Removed From Terrorism List, State Department Says

05/29/2015 11:19 am ET | Updated May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States on Friday formally dropped Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

The removal of Cuba from the U.S. terrorism list eliminates an obstacle toward restoring diplomatic ties between the United States and the communist-led Caribbean island state after 54 years. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott)

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