China and Cuba are in active conversations about creating a new joint military training facility on the island nation 100 miles from the American homeland.

According to a senior U.S. official, Beijing and Havana are discussing what kind of training would take place at the facility and what the leadership structure would look like.

Biden administration officials have brought up these talks with their counterparts in Beijing and Havana. It’s unclear, however, how far along China and Cuba are in their chats about the prospects for a deal.

The revelation comes on the heels of Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to China where on Monday he met with paramount leader Xi Jinping.

While both men said the talks were fruitful, though devoid of clear deliverables, China refused to reestablish military-to-military communications like Washington wanted.

Asked about the report of the Cuba training base talks on Tuesday, Blinken told reporters he had made it very clear during his meetings in China this week that Washington has deep concerns about PRC intelligence or military activities in Cuba.

This is something we’re going to be monitoring very very closely, Blinken added. He spoke in London at a joint press conference with Britain’s foreign secretary James Cleverly.

I think it’s absolutely vital that we have these kinds of communications, military to military, Blinken told reporters Monday. That imperative, I think, was only underscored by recent incidents that we saw in the air and on the seas.

Ten days ago, the Biden administration admitted China had a spy base in Cuba since at least 2019, after initially saying — without elaboration — that the reporting on negotiations over such a base by the Wall Street Journal, POLITICO and other outlets was inaccurate.

Trump administration officials insist they were not aware of intelligence on the spy base while they were in office. But during a Sunday appearance on CNN, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he would not be surprised by China’s actions.

Politico / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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22-06-23 14:33

The Zionist US regime is pushing all their victims into the hands of the opposition?

Lady Shadow
Lady Shadow
22-06-23 14:36

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