The State Department has repeatedly declined to provide a specific timeline of when officials first became aware of mysterious attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba—even after a new accusation from a victim that U.S. officials ignored his complaints.
The Trump administration will tell Cuba on Tuesday to remove the majority of its diplomats from Washington, D.C. after the U.S. cut its own embassy staff in Havana last week, according to a new report.
U.S. intelligence agents were among the first and most severely affected victims of mysterious sonic attacks targeting American officials in Cuba, which began shortly after President Donald Trump’s election in November, according to a new report.
Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats from the U.S. in addition to yanking most American personnel out of Cuba because of mysterious attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana and no progress in the investigation into their cause or origin.
The State Department is yanking a significant portion of its personnel out of Cuba and warning U.S. travelers that the country is not safe to visit because of mysterious attacks on American diplomats that have permanently damaged their health, according to the Associated Press.
State Department Secretary Rex Tillerson met with Cuba’s top diplomat Tuesday about the mysterious “sonic” attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana and conveyed the “gravity of the situation,” but so far has not taken any new steps to respond to the attacks.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to meet with Cuba’s top diplomat Tuesday evening in Washington just days after U.S. officials expressed an “urgent need” to unravel the mystery of the “sonic” attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana.
The United States and Cuba went forward with their first formal diplomatic meeting since President Trump was elected in the face of calls from several GOP senators to kick out all Cuban diplomats in Washington—and possibly shut down the embassy—if the Cuban government cannot provide more information about the mysterious “sonic” attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana.