(CNN) -- President Barack Obama declared Monday that the embargo between the U.S. and Cuba would end, though he couldn't predict when exactly Congress would take steps in that direction.


"The embargo is going to end," President Barack Obama said at a news conference at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana. "When? I can't be entirely sure, but the path will continue after my administration. The reason is logical, because what we saw after 50 years didn't work."