Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Reacts to U.S.-Cuba Policy Announcement

Sep 29, 2017
Press Release

MIAMI - Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement in response to the State Department announcement.

"The Cuban regime has a long history of attacking and harassing U.S. diplomatic personnel. We must take the appropriate steps to protect these staff members and U.S. national security interests. The policy of the past administration is once again proving to be a failure, and this time, it is at the expense of the health of American citizens. I encourage the Trump administration to assess whether additional consequences, such as declaring additional Cuban regime operatives persona non grata, would be appropriate. The United States will not allow Castro or his thugs to attack our diplomats. 

"I also commend the Trump administration for issuing the travel warning, alerting our citizens to the dangers they face when traveling to Cuba."