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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:05 PM

State Department orders expulsion of two members of Cuba's UN mission over 'influence operations'

Source: The Hill


BY TAL AXELROD - 09/19/19 04:49 PM EDT

The State Department on Thursday ordered two members of the Cuban mission to the United Nations to leave the country for “abusing their privileges of residence.”

The agency said in a statement that it had informed the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the two diplomats would have to return to Cuba after “attempts to conduct influence operations against the United States.” The administration is also restricting travel for all members of Cuba’s UN mission to Manhattan.

“We take any and all attempts against the National Security of the United States seriously, and will continue to investigate any additional personnel who may be manipulating their privileges of residence,” the State Department said in a statement.

The State Department did not immediately respond to a request from The Hill asking for further information regarding the diplomats’ operations.

The Trump administration has sought to roll back ties the U.S. established with Cuba during the Obama presidency, slapping new travel restrictions on the island in June.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/americas/462236-state-department-orders-expulsion-of-two-members-of-cubas-un

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Reply State Department orders expulsion of two members of Cuba's UN mission over 'influence operations' (Original post)
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 05:36 PM

1. "We take any and all attempts against the National Security of the United States seriously" except

when they involve the so-called president.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:23 PM

2. "Influence Operations" is pretty damned vague.

If I didn't know any better I'd think that the tiny administration was simply undoing yet more progress made by President Obama.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2019, 08:50 PM

3. Trump just being an asshole

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