UK condemns U.S. application of Cuba sanctions to foreign companies
LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Britain said it was concerned
by new attempts by the United States to require foreign
companies to abide by U.S. sanctions on Cuba that have been
rejected by Britain and other European countries.
"The extraterritorial application of ... sanctions, which we
consider to be illegal under international law, threaten to harm
UK and EU companies doing legitimate business in Cuba by
exposing them to liability in U.S. courts," Britain's foreign
office said in a statement on Thursday.
"We will work alongside the EU to protect the interests of
our companies," the statement added.
On Wednesday, Washington imposed new sanctions and other
punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, seeking to ratchet up
pressure on Havana to end its support for Venezuela's socialist
president, Nicolas Maduro.
(Reporting by David Milliken
Editing by William Schomberg)
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