US officials have reported brain damage and other symptoms of the mysterious “Havana syndrome.”
CIA Director Bill Burns warned Russian intelligence services on these issues, The Washington Post reported.
The report said the warning was hedged, indicating that the United States does not know if Russia was involved.
And the director of the Central Intelligence Agency warned Russia of “consequences” if it turns out that the country is behind the “Havana syndrome” disease that affects American personnel around the world, The Washington Post reportedCiting US officials.
The Post, citing unnamed officials, reported that Bill Burns secretly gave the warning to the heads of Russia’s security and intelligence services while in Moscow earlier this month.
The newspaper pointed out that Burns softened his warning by saying that the exploits would come “if” it was found that Russia was involved in infecting American personnel with the disease.
The newspaper pointed out that the United States did not blame Russia, and that the manner in which the warning was delivered indicates that the United States does not yet know the cause of the disease or whether Russia had a role at all.
More than 200 Americans worldwide have reported having a A mysterious illness with symptoms including nausea, headache, dizziness and memory loss. Some have reported brain damage.
The reason for this is still unknown, and theories include a microwave weapon.
It has been dubbed “Havana Syndrome” as it was first reported among American individuals in Havana, Cuba, in 2016.
The United States is trying to understand where it came from.
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