The reestablishment of relations between Cuba and the United States is irreversible and the legislative restrictions are likely to be lifted by the Congress, the Assistant to President Barack Obama Ben Rhodes said.
Obama deputy national security adviser made this statement during a forum on cultural diplomacy with Cuba, held at the Meridian International Center.
According to the Washington Post, Rhodes said that the fact of the matter was that the US people and the Cuban people overwhelmingly want this to happen.
Frankly, whatever the political realities in either country, for somebody to try to turn this off, they would have to be working against the overwhelming desires of their own people, he added.
The White House official recalled that a strong majority of the US public, according to a wade range of opinion polls, favored restoring relations long before it happened.
According to recent surveys, more than 70 percent of US citizens support lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for over half a century.