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Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, issued the following video statement regarding the Obama Administration’s latest concession to the Castro regime by de-listing Cuba from the United States’ State Sponsors of Terrorism List:
 
View Rubio’s remarks here in English and here in Spanish.
 
For TV stations interested in airing a broadcast quality version of Rubio’s statements, downloads are available here in English and here in Spanish.
 
Full transcripts of Rubio’s statements are available below:
 
ENGLISH VERSION OF STATEMENT
 
“President Obama and his administration continue to give the Cuban regime concession after concession, in exchange for nothing that even remotely resembles progress towards freedom and democracy for the Cuban people, or assurances that the regime will discontinue working against America’s national security interests. I simply don’t understand how the President can, in good conscience, continue these giveaways to the Castro regime and how he can be thinking of sending an ambassador to Cuba when there are still many unanswered questions and security gaps that will affect their safety and their ability to do the job that our ambassadors all over the world are being asked to do.”
 
SPANISH VERSION OF STATEMENT
 
“El presidente Obama le sigue dando concesión tras concesión al régimen cubano – a cambio de básicamente nada que sea progreso hacia la libertad y la democracia para el pueblo cubano – o promesas concretas que el régimen no seguirá trabajando en contra de la seguridad de los Estados Unidos. Yo simplemente no entiendo como el presidente, en buena consciencia, puede continuar dándole estos regalos al régimen castrista. Y como puede pensar de mandar un embajador a Cuba cuando todavía existen muchas preocupaciones sobre la falta de seguridad que afectará su seguridad y su habilidad de hacer todo lo que nuestros embajadores alrededor del mundo pueden hacer”.