According to the Cuban foreign minister, the Cuban embassy in Washington was targeted in an attack on Sunday evening. This incident occurred shortly after the Cuban leader, Miguel Díaz-Canel, returned to Cuba from his visit to the United Nations in New York last week.“The Cuban embassy in the U.S. was the target of a terrorist attack by an individual who launched 2 Molotov cocktails,” minister Bruno Rodríguez said on X. “The staff suffered no harm. Details are being worked out.”
Rodríguez said this was “the second violent attack against #Cuba’’s diplomatic mission” since April 2020.On April 30, a certain Alexander Alazo opened fire at the embassy with an AK-47 assault rifle.Rodríguez requested that American authorities look into the incident as a terrorist act. He mentioned that Alazo frequented a church in Doral, which he believed was a meeting place for individuals who supported “aggression, hostility, violence, and extremism against Cuba.”The Cuban leader believes that Sunday’s attack was politically motivated and blames those opposing his government.“The anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism when feeling they enjoy impunity, something that #Cuba has repeatedly warned the US authorities about,” he wrote.The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Office of Foreign Missions is responsible for the protection of foreign embassies and consulates in the United States.The attack happened just hours after Díaz-Canel arrived in Havana around noon, after attending the United Nations General Assembly and several other events on the sidelines in New York City.