HAVANA, Sept. 17 (AP) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that Washington is considering closing its embassy in Havana after a series of unexplained incidents that have damaged the health of US diplomats.
“We have it under evaluation,” he said. Speaking to CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Tillerson said a possible closure of the embassy is “under review.”
He argued that the matter was “very serious” in regard to the damage that some of the diplomats have suffered. Tillerson underscored that the State Department has brought home some of those affected.
According to medical confirmation, at least 21 Americans have suffered damages in Havana. Tillerson used to call them “health attacks,” but the State Department now prefers to call them “incidents.”
The causes and culprits have not been determined. Tillerson spoke ahead of President Donald Trump’s trip to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly in the coming days.