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

North Korea has thrown allegations on the United States on Sunday of permitting a “terrorist” act in opposition to Cuba take place on U.S. soil, saying a recent attack in opposition to the Cuban embassy in Washington was the consequence of “despicable anti-Cuban” U.S. intentions. The United States has not been able to give enough importance  to make sure the security of the Cuban mission and was only interested  to put nations it doesnt like such as Cuba, on its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a spokesman of North Korea’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

Among Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Iran are on the State Department list. An assailant attacked the embassy on Sept. 24 with two Molotov cocktails. No one was injured and there was no particular destruction. The incident was “a serious terrorist attack”, the North Korean spokesman said, adding there was a pattern as it followed a 2020 incident at the same embassy in which someone fired a rifle at the building.

“This goes to prove that the above-said incidents were committed evidently at the tacit connivance of the U.S. administration,” the unnamed spokesman said in the statement carried by the official KCNA news agency. The United States should “consider and embrace the allegations for not only the currently happened incident but also all the past terrorist cases and probe their truth to reveal its sincerity,” rather than driving their energy towards naming nations as state sponsors of terrorism, he said.