The Cuban Embassy in Paris said its building was attacked by Molotov cocktails. The diplomatic mission did not disclose who it thought could have done it, but said it was done by two unidentified persons. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla blamed the attack on Washington.
The Cuban embassy in Paris has said that none of its diplomatic staff were injured in the Monday-Tuesday night attack, although significant damage was done, the Reuters Agency said.
Fire at the Cuban Embassy
According to the AP agency, around midnight three Molotov cocktails flew towards the embassy building, two of which hit the headquarters of the facility and set off a fire. Cuban diplomats extinguished the flames when French firefighters and police arrived.
The facility did not say who it thought could be responsible for him, but said that two unidentified persons did it, reports the Reuters agency.
France’s Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on the Cuban embassy, adding that an investigation had been launched to establish who was behind it.
Cuba’s head of diplomacy blames the US
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla blamed the attack on Washington. “I believe that the US government is responsible for continuous campaigns against our country that encourage such behavior and for inciting violence from its territory with impunity,” he wrote on Twitter.
In the last three weeks, demonstrations have been made in front of Cuban embassies in many parts of the world both against and in favor of the Cuban communist government in response to the protests that broke out across the island on July 11 and 12. Cuba has accused the US government of fueling a campaign on social media to destabilize a country suffering from a severe economic crisis exacerbated by the pandemic and US sanctions.
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