Nation Dept. Orders Nonessential Diplomats Out Of Cuba

(CNN) The US State Department is pulling out all families of employees and nonessential personnel from Cuba, after a string of mysterious attacks against US diplomats.
But State Department officials said the decision to pull out diplomats was purely a safety issue and unrelated to Washington’s relationship with Cuba.
Top Cuban officials — including Raul Castro — have houses in the same area and are heavily guarded.
By February, the State Department had concluded their diplomats were the targets of a campaign of harassment and they needed to raise the issue with Cuban officials.
Officials say there will still be consular officials in the embassy available to assist US citizens in Cuba.

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