Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement in response to reports that Cuba has been holding a lost U.S. Hellfire missile:

“The Obama administration has a lot of explaining to do.  How on earth did a Hellfire missile get into Cuban hands?  Who else has had access to this technology after it went missing? It looks like the Obama Administration’s normalization with Cuba has gotten even more one-sided – we couldn’t even get this missile back.  

“Cuba has traded military secrets with North Korea in the past, and we can’t allow this key piece of national security technology to get to the Kim regime – or China and Russia.” 

NOTE: The House Foreign Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over U.S. arms transfers.