United States Expels Cuban Officials

United States Expels Cuban Officials

On October 3, 2017, the Department of State informed the Government of Cuba that it was ordering the departure of 15 of its officials from its embassy in Washington, D.C. The decision was made due to Cuba’s failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with its obligations under the Vienna Convention. This order will ensure equity in our respective diplomatic operations.

On September 29, 2017, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Havana, as well as all family members. Until the Government of Cuba can ensure the safety of our diplomats in Cuba, our embassy will be reduced to emergency personnel to minimize the number of diplomats at risk of exposure to harm.

“We continue to maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba,” Secretary of State Rex  Tillerson said, “and will continue to cooperate with Cuba as we pursue the investigation into these attacks.”

The United States continues to maintain diplomatic relations with Cuba, and will continue to cooperate with Cuba as they pursue the investigation into these attacks.

“I am an optimist and hope we will return one day, before too long,” Scott Hamilton, the top American official in Cuba, wrote on Facebook. “Hasta la próxima, Cuba.”

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