Chair of Senate Intelligence: We will not share intelligence with Cuba
Little Havana on July 27, 2016. MATIAS J. OCNER email@example.com
BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ AND ANNA DOUGLAS
McClatchy Washington Bureau
The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said it’s dangerous
for the United States to considering sharing intelligence with a country
that is so closely tied with Russia and Iran.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C, criticized a White House directive that
instructs the U.S. director of national intelligence to cooperate with
Cuban intelligence counterparts. Burr said the United States would alert
any country of a possible imminent terrorist threat, but he said the
United States should not be providing intelligence to any country that
might share it with adversaries.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., criticized White House plans to pursue
sharing intelligence with Cuba. U.S. Senate Photographic Studio
“I don’t think as long as I’m chairman of the committee, that the
intelligence community is going to be in an intelligence sharing
relationship with Cuba,” Burr said.
The little-known directive has raised concerns among South Florida Cuban
Americans who are intimately aware of the Castro’s government past
success spying on the United States government. But others feel that the
United States could and should share a limited amount of information
with the Cuban government much like it shares some terrorism related
information with adversaries like Russia.
The Obama administration says the directive is intended to combat
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