US intelligence still unsure what causes ‘Havana syndrome’ | The Guardian Nigeria News


U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testifies during a Senate Armed Services hearing to examine worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill, Washington, U.S., April 29, 2021. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS

The US is still unsure of what causes the so-called “Havana syndrome” that has sickened diplomats in several countries, intelligence chief Avril Haines said Monday.

The director of national intelligence said she had convened a meeting with top cabinet officials and other experts Friday to discuss the problem, which has led to unproven allegations that Russians or others used sonic or other high-intensity electronic devices to physically harm US diplomats in Cuba, China and other countries.

But — five years after the first case in Havana — medical experts, the intelligence community and US officials remain uncertain of the cause of the “anomalous health incidents” (AHI) that have affected US diplomats and their families, Haines indicated in a statement.


Source: Guardian Newspaper