On Alleged Acoustic Attacks
"I repeat that Cuba was and is not responsible for suspected incidents with accredited diplomats in the country; investigations by Cuban and US experts confirm this," he said in parliament, as quoted by the Cubadebate news website.
The US State Department has said that at least 24 individuals working at the US Embassy in Havana experienced health effects caused by these purported attacks.
On the Presidency
Cuba’s octogenarian leader has confirmed he would stay president until a new National Assembly is elected in April, two months longer than planned.
"When a National Assembly is established, my second and last term as the head of state and government will come to an end and Cuba will have a new president," he said in parliament.
86-year-old Raul succeeded his better-known older brother Fidel in 2008. He was reelected for a second term in 2013 but promised not to run again in the 2018 elections.