A U.S. flag is seen on a bicycle taxi, in Havana, Cuba April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Medina
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain mentioned it was involved by new makes an attempt by america to require overseas corporations to abide by U.S. sanctions on Cuba which have been rejected by Britain and different European nations.
“The extraterritorial software of … sanctions, which we contemplate to be unlawful below worldwide regulation, threaten to hurt UK and EU corporations doing reputable enterprise in Cuba by exposing them to legal responsibility in U.S. courts,” Britain’s overseas workplace mentioned in a press release on Thursday.
“We are going to work alongside the EU to guard the pursuits of our corporations,” the assertion added.
On Wednesday, Washington imposed new sanctions and different punitive measures on Cuba and Venezuela, in search of to ratchet up strain on Havana to finish its assist for Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro.
Reporting by David Milliken; Modifying by William Schomberg