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Molotov Cocktails Are Thrown at the Cuban Embassy in Washington

  • Cuban ambassy in Washington DC, U.S., 2023.

    Cuban ambassy in Washington DC, U.S., 2023. | Photo: X/ @CubaSolidarity

Published 25 September 2023

Cuban FM Rodriguez stated that anti-Cuban groups "resort to terrorism when they feel impunity."

On Sunday, the Cuban Government classified the throwing of two Molotov cocktails at its embassy in Washington by an individual as a "terrorist attack."


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"On the night of today, 9/24, the Cuban Embassy in the USA was the target of a terrorist attack by an individual who threw two Molotov cocktails. There were no injuries to personnel. Details are being clarified," said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

He and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel returned to Havana on Sunday after a week in New York for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), during which the Cuban delegation engaged in intensive diplomatic activities.

Rodriguez accused anti-Cuban groups of the attack, stating that they "resort to terrorism when they feel impunity" and denounced that the Cuban government has repeatedly alerted "U.S. authorities to this situation."

He added that the Cuban Embassy in Washington had already suffered another attack in April 2020 when an individual fired an assault rifle at the diplomatic mission's headquarters.

The Cuban government delegation returned to Havana on Sunday after Diaz-Canel spoke on the first day of the UNGA, as well as in other high-level parallel forums on the environment and sustainable development goals.

Diaz-Canel, who had previously attended the UNGA in 2018, also took the opportunity to meet with other leaders and participate in various events with social groups that support Cuba.

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