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North Korea blames US for ‘grave terrorist’ act against Cuban embassy

The Cuban flag flutters within the wind after being raised on the Cuban Embassy reopening ceremony in Washington. Reuters File

On Sunday, North Korea accused the US of permitting a “terrorist” act towards Cuba to happen on US soil, claiming {that a} current assault on the Cuban embassy in Washington was the product of “despicable anti-Cuban” US goals.

The US didn’t guarantee the protection of the Cuban mission and was solely concerned about together with nations it hates, resembling Cuba, on its checklist of state supporters of terrorism, in line with a spokesman for North Korea’s overseas ministry.

North Korea, Syria, and Iran are all on the State Division’s checklist.

On September 24, an attacker used two Molotov cocktails to assault the embassy. There have been no accidents or critical harm.

The incident was “a grave terrorist attack”, the North Korean spokesman mentioned, including there was a sample because it adopted a 2020 incident on the identical embassy through which somebody fired a rifle on the constructing.

“This goes to prove that the above-said incidents were committed evidently at the tacit connivance of the US administration,” the unnamed spokesman mentioned within the assertion carried by the official KCNA information company.

US authorities arrested and indicted a person quickly after the 2020 capturing.

The USA ought to “acknowledge the blame for not only the recent incident but also all the past terrorist cases and probe their truth to show its sincerity,” moderately than focussing on naming nations as state sponsors of terrorism, he mentioned.

White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan mentioned the US strongly condemned the assault and that US regulation enforcement authorities would examine. Nobody was in custody because the investigation continued, the Secret Service has mentioned.

The embassy reopened in 2015 when Cuba and the US restored diplomatic ties. Havana has mentioned it’s unreasonable for Washington to maintain Cuba on its terrorism checklist and preserve a Chilly Conflict-era financial embargo.

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