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Kerry: US to Review Removing Colombia's FARC from Terrorism List

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Monday, 26 Sep 2016 12:00 PM

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday the United States is not yet ready to remove Colombia's FARC rebel group from its list of terrorist organizations, but will review the matter as a peace accord with Colombia's government is implemented.

"We clearly are prepared to review and make judgments about that as the facts come in," Kerry told reporters during a visit to Cartagena, Colombia, for the signing of the peace agreement between the government and the rebel group to end 52 years of war.

Kerry said the process could move quickly, if the rebels adhere to terms of the peace agreement.

"I think we'll know very quickly," he said. "... We're deeply invested in success. We don't want to leave people on a list, if they don't belong on a list."

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has asked the United States to remove FARC from the terrorist list after two decades.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday the United States is not yet ready to remove Colombia's FARC rebel group from its list of terrorist organizations, but will review the matter as a peace accord with Colombia's government is implemented.
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