Politico: China has been using a military base in Cuba to gather intelligence about the US since 2019
MOSCOW, June 11 – RIA Novosti. China has been using a military base in Cuba to gather intelligence about the United States since 2019. knowledgeable The Politico newspaper citing an unnamed US official.
Citing knowledgeable US officials, the Wall Street Journal reported that on June 8, China and Cuba reached a collusion to establish a Chinese base on the island for possible US surveillance. As Politico points out, citing an unnamed US presidential administration official, Joe Biden, the Chinese base in Cuba was established before Biden came to power.
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“[Biden]management took office in January 2021, we were briefed on … data collection … of the PRC’s significant worldwide efforts to expand its overseas infrastructure. Among these efforts was the existence of intelligence gathering facilities. Cuba PRC… In fact, the PRC upgraded its data collection facilities in Cuba in 2019. All this is reflected very well in the intelligence documents.”
According to Politico, quoting the official, the administration on behalf of the US president “solved this problem” by establishing diplomatic relations with China.
“We think that the PRC authorities are not where they hoped. The PRC will try to strengthen its presence in Cuba and we will continue to suppress them,” he said.
On June 9, the Cuban Foreign Ministry denied information that an agreement was made with China to build a military base to spy on the United States. John Kirby, strategic communications coordinator for the National Security Council at the White House, said earlier that the United States was aware of reports that a so-called agreement was made between China and Cuba to establish a Chinese spy base on the island. It doesn’t fit reality.”
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