The state Department suspected Soviet nuclear attack on the U.S. Embassy 60 years ago

WASHINGTON, 9 Jan — RIA Novosti, Alexei Bogdanovsky. The U.S. Embassy in the USSR was investigating cases of alleged radiation exposure in the 1950s — 1970s years, said Director of medical Affairs in the Bureau of medical services Department of state Charles Rosenfarb.

“As I recall, in the late 50-ies and 60-ies was some information in favor of the fact that microwave radiation was directed against the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. It stopped in 1975-1976,” said Rosenfarb at the hearings in the U.S. Senate.

On the question of Senator Marco Rubio, whether it was about the attack using radiation, Rosenfarb said, “I don’t know if it was attacking, but I know that there was an investigation of excessive levels of microwave radiation suffered by the people.” He never gave any details.

The discussion was held in connection with the alleged acoustic impact on American diplomats in Cuba in the period of 2016-2017 years, and Senator Rubio saw “Moscow’s hand”, and present state Department officials did not confirm that.

The U.S. state Department announced that more than two dozen employees of the American Embassy in the Cuban capital was subjected to the “acoustic attack” with use of special devices. In late September, the state Department issued a warning, which listed victims had such symptoms as hearing loss, headache, weakness, poor sleep. Havana said the lack of evidence of impacts of this kind on the U.S. diplomats in Cuba. Also, the Cuban government denies any involvement in the incident.

The United States and Cuba announced in late 2014, about the beginning of a gradual normalization of relations. In July 2015, the countries have restored diplomatic relations. The parties subsequently signed a number of bilateral agreements, although the trade embargo against Cuba imposed by the U.S. Congress, it has not been cancelled.

However, in June 2017 the US President Donald trump announced the cancellation of “erroneous” policy of his predecessor to normalize relations with Havana. The White house noted that the United States remain imposed on Cuba embargo, and oppose the appeals of the UN and other international organizations for its abolition.