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Cotton Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Embassy Personnel from Cuba

September 29, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt Tabler (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on news that the State Department is withdrawing additional personnel from the U.S. embassy in Cuba following a string of "sonic" attacks on our diplomats stationed there.

"The fact that we've had to withdraw over half of our diplomatic personnel from Cuba only two years after reopening our embassy there shows just how untrustworthy and malicious the Castro regime is. It was foolish of President Obama to open his arms to such a brutal, Marxist regime. Now, our diplomats and their families have paid the price, and we should declare every Cuban diplomat persona non grata until those responsible for these attacks are brought to justice. Until then, our diplomats' suffering is a sad lesson in the perils of trying to make nice with sworn enemies of America."