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Statement on Diplomatic Feud With Cuba

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Washington, October 5, 2017 | comments
“The Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw all non-essential personnel from the US embassy in Havana is a reasonable precaution to protect our foreign service officers, but retaliatory expulsion of diplomats is another step towards estrangement and conflict. It does not help identify the method of the mysterious attacks on our staff, or explain who was responsible. 

We must retain open lines of communication to advance our investigation and find those responsible. Most importantly, we must not jeopardize our improved relationship with Cuba. If we want progress in key areas including human rights and trade, American influence will serve us and the Cuban people better than a return to the past policy of isolation.”
 
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