Cuban authorities said that the decision of the US state Department to reduce staff of the American Embassy in Havana will have a negative impact on bilateral relations. This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Cuba.
«We consider the decision announced by the U.S. Department of state, as hasty and believe that it will have an impact on bilateral relations, particularly cooperation on issues of mutual interest», – said the head of the American Department of the Cuban foreign Ministry, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro.
On September 29 it became known that the United States plans to reduce the number of Embassy staff in Havana.
25 August the US state Department said that 16 American diplomats who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, in 2016, experienced nausea, dizziness, temporary loss of hearing or memory, after the incidents with sound waves.
According to CNN, the audio device was found outside the residence of the American diplomats.
As Reuters writes, but the Americans suffered five Canadians. Cuba’s involvement in denying Washington’s accusations are not nominated, because the investigation has not proved the involvement of Havana. But the state Department asked the two Cuban diplomats in may to leave Washington.
Last week, several Republican senators urged the White house to take action against the government of Cuba and send all diplomats in connection with the incident.
In December 2014, the Washington officially announced the beginning of a policy of reconciliation with Havana. Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations after 54 years. 20 Jul 2015 has officially reopened the Embassy of the United States and Cuba.
Cuba stated about the negative effects of opinion from the country of U.S. diplomats 30.09.2017