On May 29, the Secretary of State announced his final decision to rescind Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, effective immediately. The removal of Cuba’s designation followed the Department of State’s comprehensive review of Cuba’s record and the end of a 45-day Congressional pre-notification period after the President certified in an April 14 report to Congress that (i) Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding 6-month period; and (ii) the Cuban government has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.