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Mexico condemns attack against Cuban Embassy in Washington

Mexico City, Mexico — The Government of Mexico condemns the attack against the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC. The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, strongly condemns the attack of September 24, 2023 against the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC, and expresses its solidarity with the people and Government of Cuba.

We reiterate our commitment to the fight against violence in all its forms. We urge a thorough investigation and bringing those responsible to justice.

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, has expressed her solidarity with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

We reaffirm our commitment to peace and dialogue, and condemn any form of violence.

On Sunday night, the Embassy of Cuba in Washington, D.C., was “the target of a terrorist attack,” said Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla. On Sunday, two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building. No injuries were reported.

“On the evening of Sep 24, the Cuban embassy in the US was the target of a terrorist attack by an individual who launched 2 Molotov cocktails. The staff suffered no harm. Details are being worked out. This is the second violent attack against Cuba’s diplomatic mission,” he posted on social media.

In a Whitehouse press release, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said “The United States strongly condemns Sunday’s reported attack on the Cuban embassy in Washington, DC. 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.”