US Unable to Confirm Health Status of Personnel Involved in Cuba Incident

US Unable to Confirm Health Status of Personnel Involved in Cuba Incident

US Unable to Confirm Health Status of Personnel Involved in Cuba Incident

Two diplomats were expelled Wednesday from the Cuban embassy after several USA envoys in Havana experiences unexplained symptoms and illnesses one official said includes potentially permanent hearing loss.

In this context, on 23 May, the Department of Sate informed the Cuban Embassy in Washington of the decision that two Cuban diplomats leave the United States territory.

She said: "We don't have any definitive answers about the source or the cause of what we consider to be incidents".

The Cuban government has assured the US that it is investigating and will take appropriate measures, officials said.

Reports said the affected Americans, who first reported in fall of 2016 that some incidents were causing physical symptoms, suffered a severe hearing loss.

Nauert confirmed complaints of "physical symptoms" started in 2016.

According to the Canadian national broadcaster, the government is working with Cuban authorities to determine what happened.

A small number of Americans began reporting symptoms at the end of 2016, and a few were either removed for medical treatment in the U.S. or asked to leave, State Department officials were quoted as saying by the Washington Post on Wednesday.

USA officials, speaking to the agency anonymously, said investigations had determined devices had been deployed either inside or outside diplomats' homes.

Sources also tell CBS News that a Canadian embassy employee also reported headaches and hearing loss.

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According to reports, the diplomats were targeted with a sonic device that had been placed or planted where they lived.

President Barack Obama reopened the US embassy in Havana in 2015 following the announcement of a new, pro-Castro American policy that would allow American businesses to further enrich the Castro regime while accepting Raúl Castro's repeated demands that "nothing" would be expected from the regime in return, in particular, respect for worldwide human rights norms.

Cuban officials have pledged to investigate the incidents as well and take appropriate action, reported the AP.

She added: "We had to bring some Americans home or some Americans chose to come home as a result of that". Officials cautioned the AP that Cuba may have been unaware the attacks were happening, and that a third country like Russian Federation may have been responsible.

"Cuba is universally considered a safe destination for visitors and foreign diplomats, including US citizens", the statement said.

It stressed that it had treated the issue "with utmost seriousness" and insisted that Cuba complies rigorously with the 1961 Vienna Convention, which applies special protections to diplomats.

President Trump has criticized the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba, calling it "a completely one-sided deal".

Cuba noted it was aware of the allegations and had launched an investigation of its own. Some had to go to the U.S. for treatment and one is thought to have become permanently deaf.

Cuba responded by saying that it would never allow its soil to be used for actions against diplomats and that it is willing to cooperate with the U.S.to clarify the incidents.

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