The U.S. Embassy in Cuba
As a result of “incidents” in Cuba affected 16 employees of the U.S. Embassy. As reported by RIA Novosti, said at a briefing, state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
However, she refused to talk about the nature of incidents, who could stand behind them and what is the condition of the victims. “I can’t tell you who’s involved. The investigation is ongoing. We want to find those responsible and bring them to justice,” said Neuert. “The source of incidents” is also not detected, she added.
Earlier CBS News reported that the doctor who examined working in Havana American and canadian diplomats, diagnosed them light traumatic brain injury and presumably the Central nervous system.
Diplomats complained of symptoms such as hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorders. The state Department said that “incidents” began to occur starting from the end of 2016. A source familiar with the situation, reported that officials are investigating whether diplomats aim “acoustic attacks” aimed at their homes, courtesy of the Cuban government. The source added that reports of new attacks on the U.S. Embassy staff on the island continue to be.
A number of American diplomats have stopped because of this work in Cuba. Also, according to a source, diplomats have been victims of other forms of persecution — we are talking about the damage to the cars, constant surveillance, break-ins of homes.
Washington reminded the Cuban authorities of their international obligations to protect diplomats. However, Cuba has denied any involvement in such attacks.
In December 2014 the head of the United States and Cuba, Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced the beginning of a gradual normalization of relations between the two countries. Was restored diplomatic ties, resumed regular commercial flights, weakened a number of anti-Cuban sanctions. In this case imposed by Washington after the revolution of 1959 trade embargo is still in effect.