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The US removes the FARC from its list of terrorist organizations

The United States government removes the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) from its list of terrorist organizations.

Through a statement, the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, stated that “following a 2016 peace agreement with the Colombian government, the FARC were officially dissolved and disarmed. They no longer exist as a unified organization dedicated to terrorism or terrorist activities, or with the ability or intention to do so, "he added.

This removal of the FARC from the black list does not change the position of the United States regarding the legal proceedings initiated or planned against former leaders of the group, especially those suspected of drug trafficking, Blinken said.

With this decision, Washington will have more facility to support the application of the agreement and will be able to work with ex-combatants who laid down their arms, explained the AFP news agency.

Colombia commemorated last Wednesday the historic agreement of 2016 that allowed the restoration of peace and the disarmament of the Marxist guerrilla of the FARC, after one of the most cruel and longest conflicts in Latin America.