Cuban Embassy in US comes under 'terrorist' attack
The Cuban embassy was targeted with two Molotov cocktails.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla disclosed that an individual carried out a "terrorist attack" on the Cuban embassy in the US by throwing two Molotov cocktails on Saturday.
In a post on his account on X, Parrilla affirmed that no harm befell the embassy's staff.
"In the evening of today, Sep 24, the Cuban embassy in the US was the target of a terrorist attack by an individual who launched 2 Molotov cocktails. The staff suffered no harm. Details are being worked out," Parrilla said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
En la noche de hoy, 24/9, la Embajada de #Cuba en EEUU fue objeto de un ataque terrorista de un individuo que lanzó 2 cocteles molotov. No hubo daños al personal. Se están precisando los detalles.— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) September 25, 2023
Es el segundo ataque violento contra la sede diplomática en Washington, ⤵️
Notably, according to the Cuban top diplomat, this marks the second violent assault on Cuba's diplomatic mission in Washington since April 2020, when an individual fired multiple rounds at the embassy using an assault rifle.
At the time, Cuba referred to the firearm attack on its embassy in Washington as an act of "terrorism".
Blaming the attack on US inaction, the Cuban Foreign Minister said anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism when feeling they enjoy impunity, something that Cuba has repeatedly warned the US authorities about.
in Washington since April, 2020. Back then, an individual shot several rounds against the embassy using an assault rifle.— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) September 25, 2023
The anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism when feeling they enjoy impunity, something that #Cuba has repeatedly warned the US authorities about.
Later in the day, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Yvan Gil condemned the attack.
"We condemn this new terrorist attack against the sovereign integrity of Cuba," Gil said on X.
He also said that Venezuela expresses its solidarity with the citizens and authorities of Cuba.
The fresh attack comes shortly after Cuba hosted the most recent G77+China summit.
The summit, which drew participants from over 100 nations such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Nicaragua, was marked by numerous speeches advocating for a new global order.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel called upon attendees during the summit conclusion to "change the rules of the game" and included condemnations of the US, including statements from Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Honduran President Xiomara Castro who severed ties with Taiwan in March.
It is worth noting that Latin America is now basking in newfound positive attention from a major global player. By steering its diplomatic focus away from its southern hemisphere, the United States may have positioned itself for a major future disappointment.