Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla showed this Tuesday the original video which shows the arrival at the Cuban Embassy in Washington of the individual who threw two Molotov cocktails against the facade of the diplomatic mission.
The foreign minister pointed out on X (formerly Twitter) that the material about what was considered a terrorist act is already in the hands of the United States authorities.
Momento en que el terrorista llega frente a @EmbaCubaEEUU, prende los cócteles molotov y los lanza contra la fachada de la misión.
El material fue entregado a las autoridades de EEUU.
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) September 26, 2023
The Cuban government reported that on the night of September 24, an individual whose identity has not been revealed so far, threw two Molotov cocktails against the façade of the building without causing any harm to people.
“Tonight, 9/24, the Cuban Embassy in the United States was the target of a terrorist attack by an individual who threw two Molotov cocktails. There were no injuries to personnel. The details are being specified,” Rodríguez Parrilla then specified on social media.
Shortly after, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) issued a statement in which it detailed that the subject had thrown “two Molotov cocktails from the sidewalk over the perimeter fence of the facility, which hit the front wall of that diplomatic mission.”
The statement added that “at the request of the Cuban diplomatic mission, U.S. Secret Service agents appeared at the embassy and had access to its facilities to verify the violent action perpetrated.”
The events took place precisely on the day that President Miguel Díaz-Canel returned to Havana after a week in New York, on the occasion of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, in which the island delegation held intense diplomatic activity.
Three years ago, in April 2020, a man armed with an assault rifle, later identified as Cuban Alexander Alazo, 42, opened fire outside the Cuban facility, hitting the walls and columns of the façade and the main entrance.
The MINREX recalled that the author of that action “is still waiting to be tried and the United States government has refused to classify the event as a terrorist act.”