U.S. expels 15 Cuban diplomats

Published on : October 3, 2017 4:27




The US has expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, reasoning Havana failed to protect US diplomats from mysterious acoustic attacks.The Cuban personnel have been given seven days to leave.

The Department of State move follows last week’s US withdrawal of more than half of its own diplomats from the Cuban capital.At least 21 people working at the US’s embassy in Cuba have reported health problems, ranging from mild brain trauma and deafness to dizziness and nausea.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement on Tuesday, “The decision was made due to Cuba’s failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with its obligations under the Vienna Convention. This order will ensure equity in our respective diplomatic operations.”