Senators Want Cuban Diplomats Expelled and American Embassy Closed

Sep 16, 2017

Five Republican Senators are furious over the Cuban government’s “acoustic” attacks on American embassy personnel. The senators are calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats and close the American embassy in Havana if the Cuban government does not provide more information. Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson outlining their demands. “Our officials and their families have been the targets of unacceptable levels of harassment and ‘acoustic’ attacks that, in some cases, have caused permanent hearing damage and other significant injuries.” Expelling Cuban diplomats and closing the American embassy would effectively reverse most of the “efforts to normalize diplomatic relations.” Sixteen Americans have suffered damages including permanent hearing loss, sleeplessness, damaged brain function and cognitive abilities.