US to Amer­i­cans: Stay away from Cuba after health at­tacks

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - WEATHER -

WASH­ING­TON » The United States is­sued an omi­nous warn­ing to Amer­i­cans on Fri­day to stay away from Cuba and or­dered home more than half the U.S. diplo­matic corps, ac­knowl­edg­ing nei­ther the Cubans nor Amer­ica’s FBI can fig­ure out who or what is re­spon­si­ble for months of mys­te­ri­ous health ail­ments.

No longer tip­toe­ing around the is­sue, the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion shifted to call­ing the episodes “at­tacks” rather than “in­ci­dents.”

The U.S. ac­tions are sure to rat­tle al­ready del­i­cate ties be­tween the long­time ad­ver­saries. The U.S. Em­bassy in Cuba will lose roughly 60 per­cent of its Amer­i­can staff and will stop pro­cess­ing visas for prospec­tive Cuban trav­el­ers to the United States in­def­i­nitely, of­fi­cials said. Roughly 50 Amer­i­cans had been work­ing at the em­bassy.

Pres­i­dent Donald Trump said that in Cuba “they did some very bad things” that harmed U.S. diplo­mats but did not iden­tify “they”.

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