THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
August 11, 2017
REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AFTER MEETING WITH NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS
Trump National Golf Club
Bedminster, New Jersey
5:59 P.M. EDT
Q Speaking of the State Department right now, these recent acoustic attacks we've learned about regarding diplomats -- American diplomats -- in Cuba. Who is responsible for the acoustic attacks? Is it Cuba? Is it Russia? Who is to blame for that?
SECRETARY TILLERSON: We have not been able to determine who is to blame. We do hold the Cuban authorities responsible for the safety and security of all of our people, just as every host country has a responsibility for the safety and security of diplomats in their country. So we hold the Cuban authorities responsible for finding out who is it carrying out these health attacks on not just our diplomats, but, as you've seen now, there are other cases with other diplomats as well.
Q What do you make of this awful situation that they're losing their hearing, these American diplomats?
SECRETARY TILLERSON: It's awful. You just described it exactly correctly, which is why we're bringing people out.