The United States suspended charter flights to Cuba as a measure to increase pressure and cut off funds raised by the Cuban government, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday.
“I requested that the Department of Transportation suspend private charter flights to all Cuban airports, including Havana, Pompeo said in a statement.
“This action will suspend all charter flights between the United States and Cuba over which the Department of Transportation exercises jurisdiction, except for public charter flights authorized to and from Havana and other private charter flights authorized for emergency medical, search and rescue purposes. and other trips. considered in the interest of the United States, ”the statement added.
Pompeo said that the measure aims to “deny” resources to the Cuban government to prevent it from using them “to commit abuses.
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