Cuba signals readiness to fast-track U.S. diplomatic ties

The head of the Cuban delegation, Josefina Vidal, appears at a news conference in WashingtonBy David Adams and Daniel Trotta MIAMI/HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba is willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States as soon as the Obama administration declares its intent to take the country off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to a senior Cuban official. That could take place before both sides are ready to open embassies, Josefina Vidal, the head of the United States division at the Cuban Foreign Ministry told state media. It is the first time Cuba has said publicly it is willing to restore relations before it is removed from the list. …

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