US announced it will lift the suspension on lawsuits of Cuban entities for using properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution, further tightening a trade embargo on the country.

US and Cuban flags are seen inside a vintage car in Havana, Cuba on April 17, 2019.
US and Cuban flags are seen inside a vintage car in Havana, Cuba on April 17, 2019. (Reuters)

The United States announced the strictest new sanctions against Cuba for decades on Wednesday. 

The new law, part of the so-called Helms-Burton Act, has been waived ever since the law was passed by the US Congress 23 years ago. 

But it will now come into effect, allowing Americans to sue for property they lost after the 1959 Cuban Revolution. 

TRT World's Ed Augustin reports.

Source: TRT World