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According to Cuban officials, the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC was hit by an assailant with two Molotov cocktails on Sunday night.
Following the attack, which coincided with Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel’s return from the United Nations events in New York, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla expressed concern on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter. He stated, “Anti-Cuban groups turn to terrorism when they feel impunity, something Cuba has repeatedly warned US authorities about.”
While no group has claimed responsibility, Rodriguez’s remarks seem to suggest the involvement of Cuban exiles in the US. President Diaz-Canel also took to X, commenting, “Hatred once again last night caused a terrorist attack against our embassy in Washington, an act of violence and weakness that could have cost precious lives.”
The US government swiftly condemned the incident, with White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan assuring contact with Cuban embassy officials and stressing the importance of a timely investigation.
The US State Department is also collaborating with Washington, DC police on the matter.
This isn’t the first violent incident at the Cuban embassy. In 2020, shots were fired at the embassy, resulting in damages but no injuries. Alexander Alazo was later arrested in connection with that event.