Cuba says new Trump rules mark reversal for ties

Posted at 10:28 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 22:28:52-05

Cuba's government says that new rules imposed by the Trump administration on travel and commerce with Cuba constitute a "serious reversal" in ties between the two countries.

Josefina Vidal is the top Cuban diplomat for North America. She says the new rules will harm Cuba's economy, American citizens and U.S. businesses.

The new rules make it harder for Americans to travel to Cuba and include a lengthy list of hotels and other businesses that become off-limits to U.S. citizens.

Vidal says she doesn't envision Cuba retaliating for the measures unveiled Wednesday. She says Cuba has never imposed sanctions on the U.S. and is opposed to unilateral sanctions as a matter of principle.

Vidal says Cuba continues to believe that increased exchanges between citizens of the two countries are mutually beneficial.