The US state department has expelled two diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Washington following a series of unexplained incidents in Cuba that left US officials there with physical symptoms that one official said includes potentially permanent hearing loss.
Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that the Cubans were asked to leave the US on 23 May after Americans in Cuba “reported incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms”, causing them to leave the island.
Nauert said the first of the incidents was reported in late 2016 and that they had continued. She would not say what the symptoms were except that they were not life-threatening. Nauert also declined to provide details about the incidents. The FBI and Diplomatic Security Service are investigating.