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Senate of Mexico condemns attack on the Cuban embassy

Mexico City, September 28.- The Board of Directors of the Senate of the Republic of Mexico rejected and condemned the attack suffered by the diplomatic representation of Cuba in the United States.

The highest legislative body indicates that, in response to a proposal from the Foreign Relations Commission, the Senate recalls that last Sunday, September 24, the Cuban embassy was the object of direct aggression when an individual threw two Molotov cocktails at its facilities.

The detonation of the devices caused material damage to the façade of the Cuban diplomatic headquarters, although fortunately no damage or injuries were reported to the occupants, the resolution states, which was called by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez as an act of a terrorist nature.

The Senate remembers that this is in addition to another that happened in 2020, when a man shot at the Cuban diplomatic headquarters with an assault rifle.

Affirms that it is necessary to remember the commitment of the signatory countries to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961, which expresses that the receiving State has the special obligation to adopt all appropriate measures to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or damage.

In light of these regrettable events, the statement utters, the Government of Mexico reiterated its commitment to the eradication of violence in all its manifestations and urged the United States to carry out an exhaustive investigation, as well as to bring those responsible for this crime to justice. done in court.

In the same order of ideas, Foreign Minister Alicia Bárcena expressed her solidarity with her Cuban counterpart, Rodríguez, and for all these reasons the Board of Directors issues a statement of condemnation.

The Board of Directors of the Senate of the Republic speaks out against any act of violence, and especially those directed against diplomatic headquarters.

These events contravene the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 and represent an alteration to the spirit of cooperation and peaceful coexistence that should govern International Relations, it states verbatim.

It ends with the Board of Directors' condemnation of the acts of violence that were carried out against the diplomatic headquarters of the Republic of Cuba in the United States and hopes that the North American authorities find and judge those responsible in accordance with their laws and procedures. (Text and photo: PL)

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