Agence France-Presse Karen Blair
Karen Jean-Pierre, White House assistant press secretary, declined to comment on media reports that former US President George W. Bush had “Havana Syndrome” in 2007.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of this publication. I will discuss it with my colleagues,” she said.
The American newspaper, “Washington Examiner,” published an article earlier this week in which it confirmed that “Bush Jr., his wife, and a number of members of the American delegation during a trip to Germany in 2007 felt unwell and some of them had bouts of nausea, dizziness and headaches, and that a White House employee at that time He partially heard it.
NEW AND REASONABLE – The symptoms described by Ms. Bush bear a striking resemblance to those reported by victims of Havana Syndrome. https://t.co/Gs7z2toP0B
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A number of former and current US officials believe that “this issue deserves attention once again” in the context of the US side’s investigation into the “Havana syndrome”.
The article notes, “The events described in particular are mentioned in the memoirs of the former first lady, Laura Bush, who indicated that her husband at the time, due to his poor health, could not even get up to receive the then French President Nicolas Sarkozy.”
For his part, current US President Joe Biden said last July, speaking to the staff of the Director of National Intelligence, that “US authorities were looking for the cause of American civil servant syndrome.”
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