CSC Obama renews state of emergency against Cuba

President Obama renewed a 20-year-old state of national emergency to enforce the blockade against Cuba in February, even as he plans a trip to the island nation this month to continue talks on normalising relations between the two countries.

Obama’s Proclamation 9398 continues the legislation first instituted by President Clinton in 1996 under emergency powers granted to the president by Congress, and prohibits US-registered vessels and aircraft from entering Cuban waters or airspace without authorisation. Under the National Emergencies Act, those emergency powers expire unless the president renews them each year.

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