MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Under outgoing President Barack Obama and after more than 50 years of non-engagement and hostilities, Washington restored diplomatic relations with Cuba in July 2015, despite continuing to have serious disagreements over the situation with human rights in this island nation.
"President-elect Trump has been pretty clear… We’ve got to have a better deal," Priebus told Fox News in an interview.
On Saturday, Trump lambasted deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro as a "brutal dictator" and vowed to ensure the island nation’s liberty and prosperity in the years ahead.
The United States announced a complete economic blockade of Cuba in 1960 during the Cold War due to differences between Washington and the Soviet-backed communist government in Havana. While the two countries reopened embassies in their respective capitals in July 2015, the congressionally-mandated US trade embargo continues to remain in effect.