Washington. US intelligence agency CIA director Bill Burns visited India this month. Symptoms of Havana Syndrome were observed continuously in a member of his team. He was also treated after his condition worsened. Many CIA officials believe the incident sent a direct message to Burns that no one is safe. Even if he is an officer of the US intelligence agency.
According to the CNN report, this is the second time in a month that the international travel of Biden administration officials has been affected by the mysterious disease. Last month, the visit of US Vice President Kamala Harris to Vietnam was postponed for some time after several US officials succumbed to Havana syndrome before the trip.
According to a CNN report, this mysterious attack of Havana syndrome has been heavily investigated, led by Burns and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines. It is being told that this investigation will be completed by the end of this year. This report is not likely to be made public yet. Meanwhile, a CIA spokesperson declined to comment on the incidents and the officials.
A CIA source told CNN, ‘When someone has such a problem, he is treated. We will continue to work for the safety of our officers. A CIA spokesperson said, “We do not comment on specific incidents or officials.” We have protocol in place for when individuals report potentially unusual health events, including receiving appropriate medical treatment. We will continue to do everything possible for the safety of our officers.
A mysterious attack on a CIA director’s team in India could have a dramatic effect. The CIA director’s visit was already very confidential and tight security arrangements were made for his security. Even after this, the mysterious attack on his team member raises many questions. It also shows that the perpetrators of this attack were familiar with the visit of the CIA director.
What is Havana Syndrome?
In 2016, US Embassy officials in Cuba complained that he was vomiting, bleeding nose and restless. After this case it came to be called Havana syndrome. It is said that the sonic weapon was used covertly against American officials.
Such cases also happened in China and Russia
US officials have also reported similar incidents in China and Russia. They said they faced similar problems in some rooms of the embassy building. A source said that when the CIA investigated these attacks on the basis of mobile phone location data, they learned about the presence of some Russian agents in the same city who worked on the Microweb Weapon Program. .
According to NBC News, in the year 2018, US intelligence officials believed that Russia was the main suspect behind deliberate attacks on American diplomats abroad and officials of the intelligence agency CIA. However, nothing conclusive has come out in this direction in the latest report.