Trump aide says Cuba could halt attacks
WASHINGTON — The United States believes that Cuban President Raul Castro’s government could have stopped attacks on U.S. diplomats, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said.
Kelly didn’t elaborate on why the U.S. believes Cuba could stop them. Previously, the United States has said merely that it was Cuba’s responsibility under international law to protect diplomats serving on its soil.
At least 22 American government personnel are said by the U.S. to be “medically confirmed” to have been affected by the mysterious attacks. The U.S. says the number could grow.
The U.S. has not accused Cuba or any other actor of perpetrating the attacks. Cuba’s government has vehemently denied involvement or knowledge of the attacks.
Kelly was asked about the Cuba attacks during a news briefing at the White House.