Russia criticizes U.S. for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba



MOSCOW, June 18 (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that "anti-Cuban" actions recently announced by Washington were regrettable and that Moscow confirmed its solidarity with Havana.

The ministry also said that the new approach towards Cuba by the U.S. administration resembles a "Cold war rhetoric."

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and a clampdown on U.S. business dealings with the Caribbean island's military, saying he was canceling former President Barack Obama's "terrible and misguided deal" liberalizing ties with Havana . (Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Larry King)

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