U.S. Pulling Embassy Staff Out of Cuba

Sep 29, 2017

The United States will withdraw a large number of embassy staff and family members from the Cuban embassy. It comes in response to the injuries that several staff members have experienced while on the island. Earlier in the week, Secretary of State Tillerson met with Cuba’s Foreign Minister to discuss the situation. The Cubans “did nothing to help assure the U.S. that Cuban officials are doing enough to protect the safety and welfare of UlS. diplomats in their country.” American investigators are being permitted into Cuba so as to investigate. Cuba officially denied that it had anything to do with the attacks. "The Cuban government has never perpetrated nor will it ever perpetrate attacks of any kind against diplomats. The Cuban government has never permitted nor will it ever permit the use of its territory by third parties for this purpose." Those diplomats affected by the sonic attacks complained about “hearing loss,” “headaches,” “nausea,” and problems balancing. 21 people are known to have been affected.