US to hang on to Guantanamo

2015-02-05 09:02
A Cuban flag and an American flag stand in the press room during the second day of talks between US and Cuban officials. (Ramon Espinosa, AP)

A Cuban flag and an American flag stand in the press room during the second day of talks between US and Cuban officials. (Ramon Espinosa, AP)

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Washington - The Obama administration says it will not return the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay as part of efforts to improve relations with Cuba.

Roberta Jacobson, the top US diplomat for Latin America, also says the US will continue funding radio and television broadcasts opposed by the Cuban government.

Cuba has declared Guantanamo a condition for a resumption of normalised ties between the countries after a half-century of enmity. It also has long chafed at the US-created Radio Marti and TV Marti.

Those issues, however, aren't likely to stand in the way of the restoration of US-Cuban diplomatic relations.

Jacobson was testifying on Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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