Two top lawmakers are pushing the Biden administration to hold a classified briefing on the secret Chinese spy facility in Cuba, flagging the national security implications of the “growing intelligence” the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is gathering not far from American shores.
In a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and CIA Director William Burns, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee respectively, wrote in alarm over the reported Cuba–China “military and intelligence partnership.”
Both Congress and the American public “deserve clarity about the national security implications of this direct provocation by our adversaries, and the concrete steps the Administration plans to take in response,” they said.
“It comes as no surprise to us that the Cuban regime—which has historically opened its doors to foreign adversaries of the United States—and the PRC [People’s Republic of China] are working together to undermine U.S. national security,” Menendez and McCaul wrote. “However, the establishment of intelligence facilities and expansion of military ties this close to U.S. territory is a significant, escalatory step.”
“The American public needs to be assured that their government unequivocally condemns this escalation, and is working to do everything in its power to counter it,” they said, adding that despite the sensitive nature of the matter, Congress needs greater transparency and clarity about these developments to fulfill their oversight duties.
The Epoch Times has reached out to the State Department and the CIA for comment.