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CIA reportedly removes Vienna station chief for handling of ‘Havana syndrome’ cases – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2021-09-24 13:21:57 –

The CIA has reportedly dismissed the director of Vienna for handling a case of “Havana Syndrome” among American staff at the Austrian Embassy.

according to NPR And that Washington postThe elimination of allegations came because top officers did not act swiftly to report US embassy American staff suffering from the symptoms of a mysterious illness.

The post reported that the chief executive “skeptical about the illness” after dozens of people, including diplomats, intelligence officers, and some children, expressed symptoms.

The disease was named Havana Syndrome in 2016 after US diplomats and intelligence officers began reporting suffering from headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and brain damage while in the Cuban capital.

American tourists told EW Scrips when they visited Cuba in 2018 that they also experienced this phenomenon twice while standing in front of a church in Havana.

“The first time it happened, I felt like there was air pressure in my head, and I was just dazzled,” said a tourist who spoke on condition of anonymity. “When I went back to the same place, the same place and experienced it again, I literally grabbed something and asked my travel partner,” Did you feel it? “He said” No, “he said in front of me. I’m walking a couple of feet. do not understand. It was really scary and very mysterious. Fortunately, I had no more symptoms. “

according to Associated Press, Authorities are investigating about 200 cases, half of which involve intelligence personnel.

The news of the removal comes after US intelligence suffered from symptoms related to Havana Syndrome while traveling with India’s Director of the Central Intelligence Agency William Burns earlier this month.



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