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United States pulls out staff from Cuba after mysterious attacks on diplomats

United States pulls out staff from Cuba after mysterious attacks on diplomats

Despite the presence of several theories, including a sonic attack, experts have been unable to explain the matter.

"The reduction in diplomatic presence was made to ensure the safety of our personnel", said one official.

Washington is also warning Americans not to visit the country because some attacks occurred in hotels.

When did all this occur and who is being targeted?

"I don't have any insight on the claimed attacks on USA diplomats, but there have been no such attacks on United States travelers". A Canadian diplomat was also affected, and this has deepened the mystery as relations between Canada and Cuba have been warm.

The incidents began in the fall of 2016 and continued until August.

But the meeting did not offer the secretary any reassurance that Havana was taking steps to protect U.S. diplomats in the country, according to CBS.

The Cuban Foreign Minister assured last week before the UN General Assembly that the government of Raul Castro has "no evidence" on the causes of these health problems and asked Washington not to politicize the incident. Though Cuba is allowing USA investigators into the country, it has not convinced the US that it's taken any real action to prevent the health attacks. He also accused the USA of politicizing the incidents.

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Cuba's state-run media this week said the only party interested in a deterioration in relations were a small group of Republicans led by Rubio.

But Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said earlier this month that he was mulling shutting down the us embassy in Cuba, telling Face the Nation that the issue was "under review". It's a very serious issue with respect to the harm that certain individuals have suffered. Consistent with USA law, our operations in Cuba will continue - hosts will continue to have the chance to offer their homes and experiences to guests visiting the island.

The Cuban embassy in Washington remained in place, however, despite criticism from Sen.

Some of those had returned home for testing and treatment, the USA official said, while others had been tested in Cuba, where the embassy has a full-time medical officer.

According to the New York Times report, American officials will continue to meet with their Cuban counterparts, but not in Cuba, until the cause of the attacks is uncovered, officials said.

How are others reacting to the travel advisory?

While emphasizing that those affected by the attacks in question have only been diplomats and residents, the statement noted that the locations where the attacks occurred are also "frequented by us citizens". "Cuba has told us it will continue to investigate these attacks and we will continue to cooperate with them in this effort". The sources said the U.S. will stop issuing visas in Cuba effective immediately. -Cuban relations? Should the Trump administration do more - potentially punish Cuba - to protect Americans on the island?

Cuba has denied any involvement in the affair.

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