U.S. to expel two-thirds of Cuban embassy personnel

Oct 03, 2017, 5:33 AM EDT
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(Source: Gage Skidmore/flickr)

After trimming down its own embassy staff in Havana, the U.S. administration is set “to expel” nearly two-thirds of Cuban embassy personnel, a move that’s being viewed as Washington’s response to mysterious “attacks” that compromised the health of its embassy workforce in Cuba.

More than 20 U.S. embassy employees in Cuba have been affected by symptoms such as hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping, sparking anger in Washington over Havana’s failure to protect its staff against unexplained attacks, notes Reuters.

Cuba, which described America’s decision to drawdown as “hasty,” added that the unilateral move would affect bilateral ties, writes France 24.