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US fears of 'mystery weapon' revived by new diplomat cases

Health alert issued for Americans in China following fears of sonic attacks GuangzhouMore
Bennie Garza | 11 June, 2018, 02:19

The FBI launched an investigation that lasted a year following attacks in Havana, but they were unable to determine what caused the phenomena.

Friday's alert called for people to be attentive of symptoms including "dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, fatigue, cognitive issues, visual problems, ear complaints and hearing loss, and difficulty sleeping".

Sunday's foreign ministry statement termed those actions politically motivated, pointing out that "after more than a year of investigations by Cuba and the United States. there are no credible hypotheses nor scientific conclusions that justify the actions taken by the US government against Cuba". It is also the only USA diplomatic installation in China authorized to process immigrant visas and handle adoptions.

The U.S. has sent a medical team to evaluate workers at the U.S. consulate in Guangzhou, China.

The US has withdrawn two more people from the US embassy in Havana, Cuba, due to health concerns, according to a senior State Department official.

"The State Department received medical confirmation that a US government employee in China suffered a medical incident consistent with what other USA government personnel experienced in Havana, Cuba", the statement said, reiterating comments made last month by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "Instead, move to a different location". There are about 170 USA diplomats or employees and their families in Guangzhou.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on June 7 that as far as she was aware there had not been any formal communication between the two countries on any new cases.

There have been several reports of possible sonic attacks at the US consulate in Guangzhou, China.

Unlike the relatively small USA mission in Cuba, the US diplomatic presence in China is large with representatives from 33 different federal agencies employed at the embassy in Beijing and the five consulates on the mainland: Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang and Wuhan. Canada said the 10 continued to show unexplained brain symptoms and that "medical information raised concerns for a new type of a possible acquired brain injury".

The medical screenings in China are continuing, Nauert said.

Aled Williams, a British teacher at a kindergarten said Thursday that the reports sounded "sci-fi-ish".

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