The arrival of US Vice President Kamala Harris from Singapore to Vietnam was delayed by a few hours on Tuesday due to fears of an “abnormal health incident” that may be linked to “Havana syndrome” in the capital, Hanoi.
Ms. Harris left Singapore three hours later than her official schedule. Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Vietnam issued an unusual statement attributing the delay to
Possible abnormal health event [survenu] newly.
US authorities regularly use this term to describe
Havana Syndrome. First observed in 2016 among US diplomats stationed in Cuba, the case covers a range of disorders of the kind that can associate tinnitus with dizziness, nausea, headache, and memory loss in particular.
In total, nearly 200 Americans – including CIA agents – fell ill with similar illnesses, among others in Cuba and China, but also in Russia.
Information regarding a possible abnormal health incident recently in Hanoi, Vietnam has been brought to the attention of Vice President ServicesThe US Embassy said in a press release.
After careful verification, it was decided that the Vice President would continue her tour, can we read in this document.
A spokesperson for Kamala Harris declined to comment on the reasons for the delay suffered by this new leg of the vice president’s tour of Southeast Asia launched on Sunday, which aims to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the region in the face of Chinese expansionist ambitions.
The United States, which believes that the directed energy beams could be the cause of the Havana syndrome, suspects that Russia is behind these cases, but Moscow denies any responsibility.
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