State Department: Too early to blame Castro for sick US personnel in Cuba

Washington Examiner | 8/10/2017 | Joel Gehrke
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's team isn't ready to blame Raul Castro's regime for the mysterious ailments afflicting U.S. government personnel working in Cuba.

"This is a situation that we're still assessing," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters. "When I say an active investigation is under way, in part what that means is, we don't know exactly where this came from. We can't blame any one individual or a country at this point yet."

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A number of American personnel deployed to Havana after the reopening of the U.S. embassy there began to suffer physical ailments, beginning in late 2016. Nauert declined to confirm the details of the symptoms, which was reportedly hearing loss that may have been caused by an "acoustic attack" on the State Department employees. Some of the victims have returned to the United States, and Tillerson's...
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