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‘Unprovoked attack’

International | U.S. report contradicts claim that drone was in Iranian airspace
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/20/19, 01:35 pm

IRAN: The debris field from the U.S. military drone shot down by Iran is in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz, not over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, as Iranian officials claimed. Iran deployed its locally made Khordad 3 short-range missile system, with an altitude range of 81,000 feet, to bring down the RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone.

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U.S. limits Cuba tourism

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/04/19, 01:05 pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday instituted new restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba. “Cuba continues to play a destabilizing role in the Western Hemisphere,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “These actions will help to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services.” He specified the country’s support for President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela as a major reason for the restrictions.

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U.S. to allow lawsuits over property in Cuba

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/17/19, 01:06 pm

The Trump administration on Wednesday said it would allow lawsuits against foreign firms operating on properties Cuba seized from Americans after the 1959 Cuban revolution. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo justified the policy shift by pointing to Cuba’s repression of its people, refusal to enact Democratic reforms, and “exportation of tyranny” to countries like Venezuela. Starting May 2, Americans will have the right, under a 1996 U.S. law, to sue companies that operate out of hotels, tobacco factories, distilleries, and other properties Cuba nationalized after Fidel Castro took power.

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