Senior U.S. Senator Cornyn and Senate Majority Leader McConnell listen to U.S. Senator Alexander talk to reporters about education after the Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the Capitol in Washington

Senate leader says Congress will block some Obama moves on Cuba

Senior U.S. Senator Cornyn and Senate Majority Leader McConnell listen to U.S. Senator Alexander talk to reporters about education after the Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the Capitol in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Senate Republican said on Sunday that Congress is likely to block any nominee that President Barack Obama names as ambassador to Cuba and retain broad economic sanctions, even as Obama moves to establish diplomatic and economic ties with the Communist-run island. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, interviewed on the “Fox News Sunday” television program, said the Senate is unlikely to confirm any U.S. ambassador to Havana nominated by Obama. McConnell added, “There are sanctions that were imposed by Congress.

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