The US administration has expelled 15 officials from the Cuban embassy in Washington in response to the damage suffered by 21 American diplomats in Havana, who are attributed to sonic-type attacks of unknown origin. The State Department announced last week that it was taking most of its staff on the island, until its security was guaranteed, and this Tuesday has ordered the decline of the Cuban legation to work with the same low capacity as the North American.
Those affected, whose names and surnames are collected in a list drawn up by the State Department, have seven days to leave the United States. "This decision was taken because of Cuba's failure to take the necessary steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with the obligations contemplated in the Vienna Convention," says the chief of diplomacy, Rex Tillerson in a statement. The reduction of personnel imposed on Cuba, according to this text, seeks to equate the muscle of both places.
The measure represents another step backwards in the thaw between the two countries, although Tillerson stressed, as he did last week, that diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba will be maintained.
United States weighs close its embassy in Cuba for the mysterious case of the sonic attacks Washington, of H Echo, he has not accused Cuba of the attacks suffered by its personnel, but of the lack of capacity of its authorities to protect it. It all began in November last year, when some diplomats and their families began to suffer in their homes health problems-dizziness, headaches, confusion-which in some cases have come to brain damage and permanent deafness. The researchers have not clarified the origin but believe that they have been victims of the attack with Infrasounds and ultrasound devices (some of those affected claim to have heard strange sounds when they started their ailments).
Among the scenarios that are handled, it is the case that those responsible for the attack have to do with agents that oppose the rapprochement between the countries or traditional rivals of the United States, such as Russia, Iran or North Korea.
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