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Cuba is willing to cooperate in clarifying incidents at US Embassy

Havana, 12 February 2021. Cuba has reiterated its willingness to cooperate with the United States in the investigations into the incidents that allegedly harmed the health of US diplomats accredited in Cuba, as new revelations on the subject arise.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez pointed out on Twitter that a serious declassification of information on the matter will reveal how far former President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senator Marco Rubio went ‘to artificially justify a setback in bilateral relations’.

‘Some day it will be possible to clarify what happened and what did not,’ added the Foreign Minister, who confirmed that Cuba maintains its willingness to work effectively with US authorities, both politically and scientifically, to find a solution.

A report published by the Accountability Review Board (ARB) on the website of the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Thursday acknowledges that the alleged sonic attacks remain a mystery.

The internal document of the State Department, classified as secret and recently declassified, indicates that 18 months after the events, which occurred in 2016 and 2017, it is still unknown what happened or why, or who did it.

It adds that the Trump administration’s response to the so-called Havana syndrome was plagued by mismanagement and poor leadership, as there was not even a high-level official designated as general responsible for an investigation. There was also a lack of coordination and monitoring of the established procedures, as well as ineffective communications and systemic disorganization.

Despite this, what happened at the US Embassy in Cuba in late September 2017 was used as a justification to reduce the mission’s staff by more than 60 percent and effectively close the US Consulate, without conducting a risk and benefits assessment.

Source: Prensa Latina 

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