Washington, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the suspension of private charter flights to Cuba, a measure that particularly affects families on both sides of the Strait.
Pompeo, has recently increased his hostile measures against the country, said in a press release to have requested to 'the Department of Transportation to suspend private charter flights to all Cuban airports, including Havana.'
According to the press release, this action will cancel 'all charter flights between the United States and Cuba over which the Department of Transportation exercises jurisdiction.'
Such regulation will exempt 'authorized public charter flights to and from Havana and other private charter flights authorized for emergency medical purposes, search and rescue and other travels, deemed in the US interest,' the press release emphasized.
Pompeo said the suspension of private charter flights will deny economic resources to the Castro regime and inhibit its capacity to carry out abuses.
He declared that US government will continue to target and cut the revenue the Cuban government earns from landing fees, stays in regime-owned hotels, and other travel-related income.
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