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White House Condemns Attack on Cuban Embassy in D.C.

The White House condemned an attack on the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C., in which a man reportedly threw two Molotov cocktails at the building on Sunday night.

“Attacks against diplomatic facilities are unacceptable. We are in contact with Cuban embassy officials and law enforcement authorities to ensure an appropriate and timely investigation as well as to offer our support for future protective efforts,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said in a statement.

Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla reported and shared photos of the aftermath of the incident in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, saying the embassy was “the target of a terrorist attack” on Sunday night.

“Anti-Cuban groups resort to terrorism due to the moral bankruptcy of their hatred against Cuba and the impunity they believe they enjoy,” Rodríguez said in a statement posted on his X account.

The attack took place on the heels of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s departure from the U.S. back to his nation, after coming to New York for this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement to The Hill on Monday that officers responded swiftly and began an investigation after Cuban Embassy officials contacted its Uniformed Division shortly after 8 p.m. to report the attack.

“There was no fire or significant damage to the building,” Secret Service spokesperson Steven Kopek said. “No one is in custody at this time and we are working closely with embassy officials and our partners at DC Police and the United States Department of State on this investigation.” 

Source : The Hill