Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Congressman Sires’ Statement on the Administration’s Decision to Order Non-Emergency Personnel Embassy Staff to Leave Havana

Sep 29, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s decision to order the departure of non-emergency personnel and family members assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba in response to continued sonic attacks against U.S. Embassy personnel:

“The health and safety of our embassy community is a top priority and these continued attacks against U.S. officials are very troubling. Americans living abroad and serving our country have the right to know they will not be targeted while conducting their work. I am troubled to hear that these mysterious sonic attacks against U.S. officials continue to occur without repercussion. It is unacceptable for a host country to not to maintain a reasonable level of safety for the diplomatic communities living there. If these attacks do not cease and the perpetrators remain at large, further action must be taken, to hold the Castro regime accountable, and do whatever is necessary to protect the brave Americans serving abroad.