The Trump administration is nearing completion of a policy review to determine how far it goes in rolling back former President Barack Obama's engagement with Cuba and could make an announcement next month, according to current and former U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions.
President Donald Trump's advisers are crafting recommendations that could call for tightening some of the trade and travel rules that Obama eased in his rapprochement with Havana but which are expected to stop short of breaking diplomatic relations restored in 2015 after more than five decades of hostility, the sources said.
The policy review, coordinated by the National Security Council, is expected to pick up steam now that Trump has returned from his first foreign trip, one administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
Trump threatened in a tweet shortly after his election in November to "terminate" Obama's approach unless Cuba made significant concessions, something its Communist leadership is unlikely to do.
The White House said in February that Cuba policy was under comprehensive review and that human rights on the island would be a major part of any revised strategy.
Obama implemented his Cuba normalization measures through executive actions that bypassed Congress, and Trump is believed to have the power to undo much of it with the stroke of a pen.