The Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said yesterday she supports Barack Obama’s decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba after more than half a century of hostile relations.
“I support the decision of President Obama to change the course of policy on Cuba, keeping the focus on our main objective, support the aspirations of freedom of the Cuban people,” Clinton said.
The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations more than half a century after its rupture and President Obama called for ending the economic embargo on Cuba since the Cold War.
“Despite good intentions, our decades-long policy of isolation has only strengthened the Castro regime’s grip on power,” Clinton said in a statement.
“As I have said, the best way to bring change to Cuba is to expose its people to the values, information, and material comforts of the outside world,” she added.
Clinton also welcomed the release of Alan Gross, 65, who was imprisoned for five years in Cuba.