In Havana condemned the decision by trump to toughen the policy towards Cuba

The Cuban government condemned the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to toughen policy towards the island. It is reported TASS with reference to the read out on state television the statement of the government of the island nation.

In Havana initiative the White house called “a rollback in U.S.-Cuban relations.” However, Cuba intends to continue dialogue with the United States.

“The US President Donald trump in his speech in Miami that was full of hostile rhetoric, reminiscent of the open confrontation with our country, announced the policy of his government against Cuba, which negates the progress made over the past two years,” reads the statement.

The document also States that the government of the Republic intends to continue a “respectful dialogue with the U.S. government and cooperation in areas of mutual interest.”

While in Havana underline that the Cuban people will never renounce its sovereignty and independence. “Any strategy aimed at changing the political, economic and social systems in Cuba — whether by pressure or the use of more sophisticated methods, — is doomed to failure,” the statement reads.

On Friday, June 16, trump, speaking in Miami, announced a partial abandonment of the policy of his predecessor Barack Obama against Cuba. In particular, the administration will introduce tougher restrictions on U.S. outbound tourism to the island nation, and will prevent business entities in the jurisdiction of the United States with the Cuban military agencies. At the same time, trump has upheld many diplomatic achievements of Obama, including the work of the Embassy in Havana.

The White house said that the effect of the existing sanctions against Cuba would be extended, and any improvement in this area is possible only under the condition that Havana will take steps aimed at political and economic liberalization.

The head of the United States and Cuba, Barack Obama and Raul Castro in December 2014, announced the beginning of a gradual normalization of relations between the two countries. Was restored diplomatic ties, resumed regular commercial flights, weakened a number of anti-Cuban sanctions. In this case imposed by U.S. authorities after the revolution of 1959 trade embargo is still in effect.

In 1960 the United States imposed against Havana trade embargo. Washington took this step after in 1959 as a result of the revolution to power in Cuba came the rebels led by Fidel Castro. In Washington felt that the new government is authoritarian, and on the island are limited to basic freedoms and human rights, repression of political opponents of the regime.