Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States last January. Since then, a total of 20 people, including a diplomat at the US embassy in Vienna, Austria, have fallen ill with symptoms that scientists are finding to be similar to Havana Syndrome. Sources, BBC.
Havana Syndrome is a type of brain disease. It is not yet clear why this syndrome occurs. But scientists in the United States say it could be due to microwave radiation.
‘Havana Syndrome’ can be noticed in Havana, the capital of Cuba in 2016-2017.
In Havana, US and Canadian diplomats complained of dizziness, loss of balance, hearing loss and anxiety. The United States has accused Cuba of carrying out “sonic attacks”. But Cuba denies it. Due to which there was widespread tension between the two countries.
The Vienna issue came to the fore after it was published in a New York magazine on Friday. The US State Department then said it was conducting a “vigorous investigation” into the matter.
An Austrian foreign ministry spokesman told Reuters they were working with the United States on the issue.
Vienna is always a popular place for diplomatic activities. Austria, a country as powerful as the United States, has a large diplomatic presence. The area was once called a hotspot for espionage. Especially during the Cold War.
Austria is now hosting indirect talks between Iran and the United States. The United States wants to return to the Iran nuclear deal, which was signed in 2015. That is why this discussion is going on.
(Dhaka Times / 16 July / SUL)
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