HAVANA: Cuba denounced the concentrating on of its Paris embassy on Monday as a “terrorist assault” inspired by america after the constructing was bombarded with molotov cocktails.
Firefighters within the French capital mentioned two incendiary units had been thrown on the delegation, situated within the metropolis’s fifteenth arrondissement, inflicting minor injury. “We denounce the Molotov cocktail terrorist assault in opposition to our Embassy in Paris @EmbaCubaFrancia,” Cuban International Minister Bruno Rodriguez mentioned on Twitter.
Denunciamos ataque terrorista con cocteles molotov contra nuestra Embajada en París @EmbaCubaFrancia.
Responsabilizo al Gobierno de EEUU por sus continuas campañas contra nuestro país que alientan estas conductas y por llamados a la violencia, con impunidad, desde su territorio.
— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) July 26, 2021
“I maintain the US authorities chargeable for its continued campaigns in opposition to our nation that encourage this conduct and for its requires violence, with impunity, from its territory,” he tweeted.
Hearth officers mentioned they had been alerted to the assault after midnight and “the units, which triggered minor injury, had been extinguished earlier than (firefighters) arrived”. Police didn’t instantly present any extra data.
Three Molotov cocktails — two of which reached the embassy’s facade and one other that made it into the constructing — struck the constructing at 11:45 and began a fireplace that was shortly put out by the mission’s staff, in line with the Cuban International Ministry.
Demonstrators marching in favor of and in opposition to the Cuban authorities took to the streets in cities everywhere in the world this weekend and on Monday, coinciding with July 26 nationwide day commemorations and simply two weeks after anti-government protests erupted all through the island nation.
Round two dozen nations, together with Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador, on Monday joined US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in calling on the Cuban authorities “to respect the legally assured rights and freedoms of the Cuban folks” and to “launch these detained for exercising their rights to peaceable protests.”
The “statements of the US secretary of state are based mostly on the help of a handful of nations which were pressured to simply accept his decrees,” Cuban International Minister Rodriguez mentioned in a separate tweet. “#Cuba counts the help of 184 nations that every one name to #EndTheEmbargo,” Rodriguez mentioned, referring to america authorities’s longstanding sanctions which were in place since 1962.