United States Persists in Escalating Aggressions against Cuba

Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States persists in using the term attacks to refer to the alleged health incidents reported by U.S. diplomats in Havana, even though science does not support such accusations, the Cuban government reiterated this Thursday.

There is no evidence, theory, or investigative result attached to science that justifies the use of the term attack that Washington continues to use publicly, although in official meetings it recognizes there is no evidence, said the General Director for the United States of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio.

In a press conference, the official argued that Cuban investigations and the results of exchanges of criteria with U.S. authorities do not support the hypothesis of any attack.

The investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation rules out the hypothesis of an acoustic, sonic, ultrasonic or infrasonic attack, he told national and foreign journalists.

It also added that in the official exchanges with the United States Government, with the presence of diplomatic and medical personnel in both cases, no evidence of any attack has ever been presented.

This issue has been the object of political manipulation by Washington, with unfounded accusations that have served as a pretext for taking measures that threaten bilateral relations at multiple levels with the reduction of diplomatic personnel, the unjustified expulsion of Cuban diplomats from the United States, the issuance of a travel alert and the suspension of consular services in Havana, he said.

Fernandez de Cossio also said Cuba has not questioned the existence of sick personnel. What is certain is that, based on the investigations carried out and the existing evidence, nothing indicates the illness they may suffer or the symptoms reported are the result of their stay on Cuba.

Since February 17, 2017, when the U.S. Embassy in Cuba informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that alleged attacks had occurred that had caused hearing and other illnesses to officials at that diplomatic headquarters in Havana, Cuban government gave priority and urgent attention to the matter, and ordered the necessary measures to clarify the facts, he explained.

Mitchell Valdes, Director of Cuba’s Neuroscience Center, summarized the work done by Cuba’s committee of experts and the island’s Academy of Sciences on alleged health incidents reported by U.S. diplomats.

Valdes explained that according to the Cuban medical commission formed for this case none of the symptoms were caused by the alleged sonic attacks.

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