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Sunday, February 25, 2018

State Department: 16 American diplomats suffered from the “acoustic attack” on Cuba

At least 16 employees of the American diplomatic mission in Cuba has suffered “acoustic attack”. According to the head a press-services of the Department of state Heather Nauert, United States to date do not have any information about the sources and causes of “attacks”. The investigation is ongoing. The Embassy staff “manifested certain of the symptoms,” said Nauert. Previously head of the Department Rex Tillerson confirmed the information about the acoustic attack on diplomats from the United States, operating in Cuba, where some of them suffer from hearing impairments.

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In the “acoustic attack” of unknown nature, which has been previously reported, suffered at least 16 American diplomats working in Cuba. These data led the head of the press service of the U.S. Department of state Heather Nauert.

The official representative of the Department could not explain what caused this phenomenon. Nauert also did not discuss the health status of diplomats. However, before her boss Rex Tillerson said that his subordinates as a result of unknown exposure to suffer from hearing impairment.

According to Heather Nauert in Washington have no information about the perpetrators of the attack, the investigation is currently ongoing.

“I can’t tell you who’s involved. The investigation is ongoing. We want to find those responsible and bring them to justice,” — said the representative of the American foreign Ministry.

The United States first encountered this way of influencing their diplomats, said Nauert, calling the situation unprecedented.

“This is unprecedented. We have never seen this kind of activity,” — said the press Secretary of the state Department.

In the beginning of the month, us media reported on the “acoustic attack”, which underwent several employees of the U.S. Embassy in the Cuban capital. According to CNN, the Embassy staff used non-lethal weapons.

Employees subjected to such “attacks” in Havana since late last year, told reporters at the state Department. Diplomats complained of various symptoms, such as hearing loss, nausea, headaches and impaired balance.

After emergence in mass media of this information, the Cuban authorities said that have nothing to do with it.

“The foreign Ministry stressed that Cuba has never allowed nor will it allow its territory to be used for any action against accredited diplomats or members of their families, without exception,” – said the Agency.

But American officials, the unknown impact were also the diplomats from Canada. One of them had to undergo treatment in Cuba in connection with the hearing. This was stated by canadian foreign Ministry.


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