Cuba denounced as “anti-terrorist paranoia” new U.S. security measures for air travelers from the island and 13 other countries, but passengers waiting to fly from Havana said on Monday thorough checks before heading to the United States were nothing new.

The measures call for inspecting baggage and patting down U.S.-bound passengers from four countries — Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria — that the U.S. government considers state sponsors of terrorism and 10 other “countries of interest.” Lebanon is included in the list of 10 new countries , because the US considers Hezbollah a terrorist organization

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