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Washington Expels U.N. Diplomats, Charging That They Were Spies

September 20 2019


The U.S. government has expelled two Cuban diplomats to the United Nations who it says were engaged in espionage, reports CNN.

On Thursday, the State Dept. notified its Cuban counterpart that two members of the Cuban Permanent Mission to the U.N. were being sent home for "abusing their privileges of residence." 

The pair attempted to conduct "influence operations" against the U.S., said a State Dept. spokeswoman quoted by Reuters. 

A State Dept. official said that Cuba had been...

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