The alleged “acoustic attack” on employees of the American Embassy in Cuba, fortunately, has not yet led to serious complication of relations between the two countries. The head of the press service of the U.S. Department of state Heather Nauert in an official statement, stressed that Washington does not yet have data about who is involved in the “external influence”, which affected 16 diplomats (they have manifested a variety of symptoms, including hearing problems). However, says military expert, chief editor of the magazine “national defense” Igor Korotchenko, the U.S. can only be a provocation.
“In my opinion, is nothing more than inflating the us authorities of the situation, which in reality does not threaten and could not threaten the U.S. Embassy and its diplomatic staff in Havana, – said Igor Korotchenko in an interview with “MK”. – Given that Washington strongly initiates various scandals on false pretexts against those States whose policies are not like the American authorities, the incident should not be viewed as a provocation against Cuba, and no more. You also need to understand that the U.S. Embassy there is a lot of technical systems, including those that protect Embassy premises. There is, in particular, and special sensors that vibrates window units to prevent possible eavesdropping by means of a laser beam. There are other measures to ensure that security is a complex technical system. And probably just non-nominal mode of operation of these systems the American Embassy could lead to the fact that this affected his employees.”
Some foreign analysts are seriously discussing the likelihood that the message about the “acoustic attack” on the diplomatic mission is the desire of the President of the United States Donald trump to aggravate relations with Cuba. Restoring ties between Havana and Washington was one of the major foreign policy successes of the previous occupant of the White house, Barack Obama. Trump, as we know, on all fronts, trying to deal with Obama’s legacy, ranging from the abolition of health reform, held the 44th President, and ending with the criticism of nuclear deal with Tehran. However, the caution statements of the Department of state where do not hasten to blame the Cuban government, gives hope that further growth of tension in bilateral relations will be avoided.