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Congressman Tom Emmer

Representing the 6th District of Minnesota

Emmer Statement on Administration's Decision to Remove Cuban Diplomats from Washington D.C.

October 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) released the following statement regarding the Administration's move to expel diplomats from the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.:

“The Administration’s decision last week to withdraw all non-essential personnel from our embassy in Havana was concerning but understandable to ensure the safety of our foreign service staff on the island. Unfortunately, yesterday’s actions do not seem to advance our efforts of identifying a cause or culprit behind these 'sonic attacks.' Instead of sending us back down a path of isolation, we must foster open lines of communication as we continue the investigation to determine who must be held responsible for these attacks on Americans. We cannot lose sight of the fact that an improved and sustained relationship with Cuba brings us one step closer to ensuring the stability and security of the entire Western Hemisphere.”