Statment from Cuba Support Group Ireland

Cuba support Group Ireland stands united in condemnation of the terrorist bombing of the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC on the 24th of September 2023. Two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building, which was occupied by the ambassador and his diplomatic staff. The attack happened just hours after the Cuban president left the United States where he had addressed the UN General Assembly on behalf of the G77 +China nations, representing almost 80% of humanity.

Like all UN member states, the United States is obliged by the Geneva Conventions to protect the embassies of foreign governments and any terrorist attack is prima facia evidence of a dereliction of this treaty duty. In reality, the United States has permitted, even promoted, acts of terrorism against Cuban diplomats and against the civilian population of Cuba for decades, yet has the gall to place Cuba on the List of Terrorist States, when clearly Cuba is the recipient, not the perpetrator, of terrorism.

Let us remain steadfast in our support for Cuba and its people.