Cuba could stop attacks on US diplomatic personnel: Kelly



Image result for White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

Washington, Oct 13: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in response to a question about alleged acoustic attacks on 22 US diplomatic personnel in Cuba has said Havana could put a stop to them.



US complaints about the purported mysterious incidents in Cuba's capital have put a strain on bilateral relations, which had improved markedly under President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama, Efe news reported.



"We believe the Cuban government could stop the attacks on our diplomats," Kelly said in a press briefing at the White House on Thursday.



The Trump administration thus far has not accused President Raul Castro's government of being behind the alleged attacks, which Washington says began in late 2016 and most recently occurred in August.



Washington, however, says Havana has failed to guarantee the safety of US diplomatic officials on the Caribbean island.



The FBI is conducting an investigation.



Meanwhile, the Cuban government said it has been investigating the alleged incidents since it was first informed about them but denies any wrongdoing.



Castro's government also has complained about a lack of cooperation on the part of the US authorities, saying they have not shared information or provided evidence that the incidents occurred.



The US State Department has responded to the alleged attacks by operating its embassy in Havana with a skeleton staff that is not issuing any visas and only providing emergency consular services to American citizens in Cuba.



Last week, the US further ratcheted up bilateral tensions by ordering 15 Cuban Embassy staff members in Washington to leave the country.

 

IANS

Related news

Don’t Miss

This Govt job will give you 66000 salary per month
This Maulana is behind the murder of this beautiful model
Bad news! South Africa defeats India in ODI spot
Big Jio Diwali gift: You just cannot afford to miss it!
Breaking: Pak court indicts Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, son-in-law
Heartbreaking news for all P V Sandhu fans
First Sangeet Som, then Vinay Katriyar; is there a pattern in chaos?
Shahid Kapoor has announced the title of his upcoming film...
Sushma Swaraj's BIG Diwali Health Gift for everyone
Army organises 'Jashn-e- Breng' festival with locals in Kashmir
President Kovind and PM Modi greet the nation on Diwali
BUMPER Diwali GIFT for these Govt employees
Asia Cup Hockey 2017: India vs Korea's match highlights
Maharashtra Govt gives BIG Diwali gift to farmers
TV celebs find it hard, doing this for Diwali
In pics: Sanjay, Sonam, Sridevi attend Ekta Kapoor's Diwali Bash!
Diwali 2017: Details of Puja Vidhi, Tithi and Muhurat
Vidhu Vinod has a WISH for Kashmiris
Brazil, Russia confirm pre-World Cup football friendly
I will keep working with Sidharth, says Jacqueline!
Shocking! Kamal Hassan said this about PM Modi!
Apple Watch can save your life, know how!
Four injured in ceasefire violation in J&K's Poonch district
Salman's Diwali gift to fans: ‘Tiger Zinda Hai' first look!
Anil Kapoor to make a comeback with this actor after 15 years!
Diwali Special: Shankar Mahadevan collaborates with sons for Diwali song!
Harshita Dahiya had alerted her fans about her 'death threat' info
Indulging in sexual harassment, nudity? Twitter will do this
UPSC Eengineering services exam 2018: 588 jobs; Apply now
George Saunders wins BIG

Most Recent




Most Popular