US To Work With Allies On Decision To Allow Cuba Property Lawsuits - State Department

US To Work With Allies On Decision to Allow Cuba Property Lawsuits - State Department

The United States will continue to closely work with allies such as the European Union as it lifts a ban on US lawsuits against foreign firms benefiting from seized Cuban properties, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier told reporters on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th April, 2019) The United States will continue to closely work with allies such as the European Union as it lifts a ban on US lawsuits against foreign firms benefiting from seized Cuban properties, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Kimberly Breier told reporters on Wednesday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier on Wednesday announced that the Trump administration would allow American citizens to sue foreign companies that benefit from their properties which were seized by Cuba after Fidel Castro came to power.

"We've been in very deep and close contact with our allies in Europe and Canada and around the world as we consulted on this decision over the past several months," Brier said. "We took a decision today based on our laws and our sovereign concerns for the property of American citizens, and Europeans will respond as they see fit. We will continue to work closely with them om this policy and on the policy in Venezuela."

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