Tuesday, January 9, 2018

'Perplexing' Cuba noise 'attacks' continue to baffle State Department

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More than a year after US diplomats in Havana, Cuba, began reporting to embassy officials that they were hearing bizarre noises and experiencing a range of physical symptoms, the State Department and federal investigators have been unable to attribute the source or cause of the ailments, which they've determined, simply, "were most likely related to trauma from a non-natural source." ...

At a briefing Tuesday afternoon, the agency's undersecretary for public diplomacy, Steve Goldstein, said bluntly, "We believe that the Cuban government has the answer to this, and that they should be doing more to assist us in bringing this to resolution."

Goldstein also told reporters the State Department is not currently considering returning to full staffing levels at the embassy. ...

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