After the speech, he signed a six-page directive that ordered new travel and commercial restrictions, while leaving in place some key Obama-era measures that eased sanctions.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has urged the Trump administration to listen to the results of voting on the anti-blockade resolution at the UN General Assembly, which confirms the worldwide community's position on Cuba.
"We will respect Cuban sovereignty", he said, "but we will never turn our backs on the Cuban people". The Cuban News Agency said Trump took "a step backward" in ties with Cuba, by adopting a "unilateral" and "interventionist" stance.
Despite his grandiose description, the president's policy represents a middle ground between hard-liners in Congress, including Sen.
The policy also allows Americans to continue patronizing state-run hotels and other businesses that are not directly linked with Cuba's military and state-security services.
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It drew swift condemnation from diverse quarters, from congressional Democrats and a handful of Republicans who support greater engagement with Cuba, to business-minded conservatives like the US Chamber of Commerce, which argued the move would hurt US businesses and jobs.
And he is not closing down the American embassy Obama opened in Havana - a pillar of the deal Trump claimed was so terrible for the US.
On Friday Trump ordered tighter restrictions on Americans traveling the Caribbean island and a crackdown on USA business dealings with the Cuban military.
But Trump's speech was a stinging rejection of Obama's announcement in 2014 that he and President Raúl Castro of Cuba would begin normalizing relations between the two countries. The US administration's new policy towards Cuba is a return to the Cold War, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday. "Release the political prisoners".
Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba
Trump announced Friday he was reversing numerous policies enacted by former President Barack Obama with the Caribbean nation. However, Trump avoided turning back the clock completely, leaving intact many steps toward normalization.
He demanded the regime to "stop jailing innocent people", and stop harboring fugitives and criminals. Obama concluded that the Cold War policy had failed, and sought a policy of détente with Havana.
Cuba's 1,470-word statement Friday night labeled Trump a hypocrite for calling on Cuba to improve human rights, saying the USA government "is threatening more limits on health care that would leave 23 million people without insurance. and marginalizes immigrants and refugees, particular those from Islamic countries".
Trump also demanded the return of USA fugitives including Joanne Chesimard, a black militant convicted in 1977 of the murder of a New Jersey state trooper. "We remember what happened".
"President Trump will treat the Castro regime as the malevolent dictatorship that it is", Díaz-Balart said.
"America has rejected the Cuban people's oppressors", Trump said in Miami's Little Havana, the cradle of Cuban-American resistance to Castro's government. Refusing to negotiate domestic reforms in exchange for US concessions is perhaps the most fundamental plank of Cuba's policy toward the U.S.
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That trend is likely to accelerate as more governments crack down on carbon and awareness of climate change risks increases. Wind turbines and photovoltaic arrays provided slightly more than 10% of USA electricity generation in March.