On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of the US embassy in Havana and withdraw all their relatives, claiming that there had been “attacks” perpetrated against US Government officials in Cuba which have harmed their health.
El 29 de septiembre de 2017, el Secretario de Estado de los Estados Unidos, Rex Tillerson, anunció la decisión de reducir significativamente el personal diplomático de su Embajada en La Habana y retirar a todos los familiares, con el argumento de que se han producido "ataques" contra funcionarios del gobierno estadounidense en Cuba, que les han causado afectaciones a su salud.
Today, we have learned about a media note by the Department of State, informing of the decision of the US Government to draw down their Embassy staff in Havana.
As we informed on the past Tuesday, September 26, in a meeting held that day, at the proposal of the Cuban side, with Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, our Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla
- Advised him not to take any hasty decisions, which are not based on evidences and conclusive investigation results;
- Urged him not to politicize a matter of this nature;