The attacker was identified as a cuban citizen resident in Texas
The deputy minister in cuba’s Foreign Trade, Ana Teresa Gonzalez, was one of the first officers of the government in reacting to the shooting of the cuban embassy in Washington to take place in the morning of 30 April.
Gonzalez used his official account on Twitter to say that “you will not be amazed” the armed attack occurred with an assault rifle of large caliber.
“We do not wonder that these things happen in a country, USA, where it feeds the violence and use of weapons of fire, where the life of the people is worth nothing, where children are not safe in their schools, where health is a commodity. The country that stands as judge in the world,” argued the leader of cuba.
Not astonishes us q these things happen in a country, #USA, where it feeds the violence and use of weapons of fire, where the life of the people is worth nothing, where children are not safe in their schools, where health is a commodity. The country q stands as judge in the world pic.twitter.com/UvjXXGzMAo
— AnaTeresita Gonzalez (@AnaTeresitaGF) April 30, 2020
The attacker was identified as Alexander Alazo, 42-year-old and of cuban origin, who resides in Aubrey, located north of Dallas in the southern state of Texas.
According to witnesses the shooter shot, with an AK, at least 30 shots against the building and at the time of the attack was wrapped in an american flag.
In a statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba (Minrex) ensures that no member of the diplomatic personnel was injured, but and he expected the US authorities to clarify the fact and the motive of the attacker.
In accordance with the treaty of Vienna all countries have the “obligation to protect the premises of diplomatic missions accredited in its territory, against any type of intrusion or action that undermines its security.”
For his part, the representative of the Island, Miguel Diaz-Canel, was limited just to retweet the statement of the Minrex published in the newspaper Granma.
Cuba waits for investigation into shooting of our Embassy in the United States. We condemn this aggression. States must protect diplomatic missions accredited to their country. #SomosCubahttps://t.co/LNRO1a2rEp
— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) April 30, 2020