In Hearing, Rubio Challenges Obama on USINT and Cuba's Weapons Smuggling

Thursday, May 7, 2015
In Senate Hearing, Rubio Challenges Obama Administration On Cuba

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, held a budget authorization hearing to review the budget requests of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

In his exchanges with Obama Administration officials, Rubio expressed his concerns regarding the security of our Interests Section in Cuba and the possibility of the Interests Section in Havana being infiltrated by Cuban intelligence agents, and asked about the impact of these concerns on the transition of the Interests Section into an embassy. Rubio also touched on the Cuban military’s smuggling of weapons from China and to North Korea.

Click here to watch the exchange.