The United States expanded sanctions against Cuba

US citizens who have no relatives in Cuba will not be able to travel to this country. US administration introduces appropriate measures as part of the package of sanctions against Cuba. John Bolton, the US presidential national security adviser, said in a speech in Florida. According to him, the new restrictions “will stop the flow of US dollars to the Cuban government, its armed forces and security service”.

Washington decided to restore the restrictions on the size of remittances to Cuba. Americans will be able to transfer there up to $1 thousand per quarter now.

Earlier, US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo also announced that from May 2, US citizens “will be able to sue persons who illegally transported property confiscated by the Cuban regime.” As John Bolton wrote on Twitter, the new sanctions “will serve as a warning” to the Cuban authorities that the United States “is ready to hold them accountable for human rights violations and continued repression” of Cubans. “We will always fight for the freedom of the Cuban people,” he said.

The United States severed diplomatic ties with Cuba in 1961 in response to the nationalization of American property on the island. After that, Washington imposed a trade and economic embargo on the country.

In October 2017, Washington decided to stop issuing entry visas to U.S. citizens of Cuba. In November 2018, US authorities imposed sanctions against Cuba, as well as Venezuela and Nicaragua. John Bolton called these countries “the three of tyranny” and promised that the United States will fight the anti-democratic regimes of the three States.