HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 3 (ACN) US Senator Patrick Leahy rejected on Tuesday through Twitter Washington’s decision to expel 15 Cuban diplomats from its Embassy in DC, action which he characterized as a reprisal.
The Democrat from Vermont said that the US has the right and duty of protecting the diplomats that serves abroad but before taking reprisals against another country, it must have evidence on the alleged attacks against its diplomats in Cuba.
He added that Trump’s decision was to punish Cuba and recognized that there are no evidence of who or whom have inflicted in the effects of the US diplomats in Cuba.
We are punishing the Cubans for not preventing something in which there is no evidence and if they are implicated in the issue, he commented.
Leahy pointed out that his country’s decision will not help solve the mystery of the alleged attack and this will not make the US diplomats safer.
Patrick Leahy, who has been an active defender of the process of normalization of relations between Cuba and the US in Congress, which began in December of 2014, believes that the expulsion of the Cuban diplomats is not a good move because it halts the ties between both nations.