MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Cuba is now allowing U.S. Air Marshals on commercial flights between the island nation and the United States, Cuban authorities announced Friday.
According to el Nuevo Herald, the Director of the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s Department for the United States, Josefina Vidal, posted on her Twitter account saying an arrangement had been made on the deployment of Air Marshals.
— Josefina Vidal (@JosefinaVidalF) September 29, 2016
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed the agreement Friday.
The moves comes as Congress and the Obama Administration were at odds over the security of the flights to and from Cuba.
The TSA had admitted in mid-September that no federal air marshals had been aboard the commercial flights to the island nation that had started in late August.
Cuba’s Foreign Ministry also said a representative from both countries met in Washington on Wednesday to talk about security matters when it comes to goods and people flowing between both countries as well as concerns about cyber security.
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