US and Cuba to Reopen Embassies and Restore Full Ties in July

US sources say the White House will likely announce an agreement with Cuba in early July to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations cut more than five decades ago.
US Cuba relations warmed up after the two former cold war rivals reached a breakthrough in December. Since then, negotiators have settled all but a few differences. Sources say, the July agreement would clear the way secretary of state John Kerry to visit Havana and open a full scale embassy there.
They said because Kerry is still recovering from a broken leg after a cycling accident, there is no exact date scheduled for the embassy's grand opening. In addition, Kerry has to also worry about a looming June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal with Iran.



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