HAVANA TIMES – US President Donald Trump said today for the first time that he believes the Cuban government is behind the mysterious acoustic attacks on US diplomats in Havana that led Washington to withdraw the majority of its personnel from the island, reported dpa news.
“I think Cuba is responsible,” Trump said at the White House. He did not say if he is contemplating new reprisals against the government of Raul Castro.
Last week, US chief of staff John Kelly indirectly accused Cuba of not doing anything to stop the mysterious attacks suffered by several of its diplomats in Havana.
Since November 2016, 22 US diplomats in Cuba have suffered alterations in their health, which the United States calls “acoustic attacks”, with symptoms such as hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, headaches, fatigue, cognitive problems and difficulties in sleeping.
The attacks allegedly took place in residences of diplomatic staff and in hotels frequented by US citizens.
The situation led the United States to withdraw the majority of its staff from Havana and expel 15 Cubans from Washington and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson even threatened to close the US embassy on the island .
Cuba has assured that it has nothing to do with these events, which are being investigated by both countries, which resumed their diplomatic relations in 2015 after more than 50 years.