CSC condemns terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington DC

News from Cuba | Monday, 25 September 2023

Cuban Embassy in Washington DC

Cuban Embassy in Washington DC

CSC condemns the terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington DC, which took place late on Sunday evening. An individual threw two Molotov cocktails at the embassy. Thankfully, no staff were injured and Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla said on his X account that “details are being worked out.”

The attack occurred only hours after President Miguel Díaz-Canel returned to Cuba after having visited New York for events at the United Nations last week. The embassy reopened back in 2015 when the two countries restored diplomatic relations.

“This is the second violent attack against Cuba’s diplomatic mission in Washington since April 2020”, Rodríguez Parrilla said. On that occasion, a gunman opened fire on Cuba’s diplomatic headquarters. “The anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism when feeling they enjoy impunity, something that Cuba has repeatedly warned the US authorities about,” Rodríguez Parrilla added.

Rob Miller, CSC Director, said:

“CSC strongly condemns this cowardly attack against Cuba’s embassy in Washington last night. But we have to make it clear that the US Government itself is culpable in giving a green light to such actions by providing safe haven and impunity to known anti Cuban terrorists living in, and operating out of, the US itself. This, and the attack that took place three years ago, is the logical end game of the violent far right Cuban American mafia that have driven the cold war, anachronistic, aggressive US polices against the island for over 60 years.”

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