September 29, 2017 / 6:29 PM / 10 months ago

Cuba says U.S. decision to reduce Havana embassy staff is 'hasty'

HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States’ decision to reduce staff at its Havana embassy was hasty and will affect bilateral relations, Cuba’s Foreign Ministry chief for U.S. Affairs Josefina Vidal said on Friday.

A woman asks for information at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

“We consider the decision announced today by the U.S. government through the State Department is hasty and will affect bilateral relations,” Vidal said in a briefing broadcast on state-run television during the midday news show.

Reporting by Sarah Marsh; Editing by James Dalgleish

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