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Cuba says its Paris embassy targeted by gasoline bombs

The Cuban embassy in Paris was attacked by gasoline bombs, the Cuban foreign minister said on Monday evening.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez did not provide any details of the incident in a post on his Twitter account that reported on the attack.

But the Foreign Ministry’s International Press Center later reported that the attack took place around midnight. It said that three Molotov cocktails were thrown, two of which hit the embassy and set on fire. The report said Cuban diplomats extinguished the fire when French firefighters and police arrived.

In his tweet, Rodriguez blamed Washington.

“I believe the US government is responsible for its ongoing campaigns against our country that encourage this behavior and for calling for unpunished violence from its territory,” he said.

Over the past three weeks, Cuban embassies in many cities around the world have been the scene of demonstrations both against and in support of the Cuban government in response to protests that erupted across the island on 11 and 12 July.

Cuba has accused the US government of fomenting a social media campaign aimed at destabilizing a Caribbean country that is facing a severe economic crisis, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and US sanctions.

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