The head of the CIA said that there would be “consequences” for Russia if it turns out that she was involved in the emergence of the “Havana syndrome” among American employees. Earlier Russia denied such accusations
The CIA warned Russia of the “ consequences '' if it turns out that it was involved in mysterious incidents with American diplomats around the world associated with the so-called Havana Syndrome, The Washington Post reported, citing sources.
< p> According to the newspaper, this was discussed during the visit of CIA Director William Burns to Moscow in November, as well as his meetings with the leadership of the FSB and SVR. Burns said that causing serious brain damage to American employees and their families is beyond the scope of 'professional intelligence'.
The newspaper writes that Burns' warning was not a direct accusation. The fact that the CIA director used the word if speaks of the inability of the authorities to determine exactly who is behind the attacks on US civil servants. However, Burns' direct warning indicates that Washington seriously suspects Moscow of involvement, The Washington Post clarifies.
Burns said that Russia could be involved in attacks on American diplomats back in July. However, then he refused to draw any conclusions, specifying only that we are talking about a “ couple of hundred '' cases of manifestation of the “ Havana syndrome '' since 2016.
Moscow denied charges against Russia. The Russophobic Propaganda Machine Continues to Release Fakes, & mdash; said in early August, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Alexander Bikantov.
For the first time, employees of US diplomatic missions, the CIA and the military experienced strange symptoms in 2016 in Cuba and in 2017 in China. They complained of dizziness, noises in the head, vibrations, and vision problems. It was argued in Washington that this could lead to memory loss and other health problems. Later, such cases occurred in Austria, Germany, Serbia.
In December 2020, scientists from the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) suggested that the source of symptoms may be directed radio frequency radiation.
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