Miguel Díaz-Canel, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and president of the Republic, today denounced a terrorist attack that took place on Sunday night against the Embassy of the United States island, by an individual who threw two bombs that set the house on fire (Molotov cocktails).
Díaz-Canel, who between September 17 and 24 visited the city of New York in America to participate in the High-Level Segment of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in a message on X (then Twitter) asked the authorities of the northern country for action.
El odio lanzó anoche, otra vez, un ataque terrorista contra nuestra Embajada en #Washington, en un acto de violencia y de impotencia que pudo costar valiosas vidas.
Lo denunciamos y esperamos acción de las autoridades norteamericanas.#Cuba 🇨🇺
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) September 25, 2023
“Hate was launched last night, again, a terrorist attack against our Embassy in #Washington, in an act of violence and impotence that could cost precious lives,” the president added. in the state.
For his part, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, highlighted on the same social network that this is the second violent attack against the diplomatic headquarters in Washington since April 2020, when the citizen of Cuban origin that Alexander Alazo Baró shot 32 projectiles from a semi-automatic assault rifle.
“Anti-Cuban groups have turned to terrorism because they feel impunity, something that Cuba has been constantly warned about by the US authorities,” he emphasized.
Regarding the 2020 attack, Cuba criticized that the collective silence of the United States Government in the face of this serious terrorist attack encouraged the implementation of similar actions by violent individuals and groups present in that country.
“This terrorist act is a direct result of the aggressive and hateful policy and speech of the United States Government against Cuba and the permanent incitement of violence by American politicians,” said Ana Silvia Rodríguez, alternative permanent representative of Cuba. of the United Nations, in a letter to the former president of the General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.