CIA director William Burns gave a cryptic warning to Russian intelligence services that they would face “consequences” if they were to blame for mysterious health incidents. “Havana Syndrome” Three sources familiar with the matter said that which has plagued American spies, diplomats, FBI agents and other spies around the world.
the warning was earlier informed of by Washington Post.
Burns raised the issue during a visit to Moscow earlier this month, sources said, when he was speaking to top officials of Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, and the country’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR.
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Sources said he told Russian spies that harming US personnel and their families would break the unwritten rules of acceptable behavior for a professional intelligence service. If it is determined that the Russians were responsible, he said, there would be consequences.
Sufferers suffering from Havana syndrome have reported hearing loud noises and feeling pressure in their head and then experiencing dizziness, unsteady gait and visual disturbances. Many people say that they have suffered from debilitating effects over a long period of time.
Granthshala News reported in 2018 that US intelligence officials considered Russia to be a prime suspect, with some of them deliberately carrying out attacks on diplomats and CIA officers abroad. But in the nearly three years since then, detective agencies haven’t uncovered enough evidence to pinpoint the cause or perpetrator of health incidents. US officials cannot say with certainty that they were the result of human activities.
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According to current and former officials, many US officials are convinced that Russia is behind the incidents, which Burns has privately called an “attack.” Russia has consistently denied responsibility.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said in a report last year that some of the brain injuries were consistent with the effects of directed microwave energy, which Russia has long studied, the report said.
The National Academy of Sciences reports that a team of medical and scientific experts, who studied the symptoms of 40 state department and other government employees, concluded that nothing similar to theirs had previously been documented in the medical literature. .
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