Cuba slams US over shooting attack on embassy in Washington

Police investigate the scene where a shooter opened fire on the Cuban Embassy on April 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. According to authorities, no injuries have been reported after a gunman used an assault rifle to open fire on the embassy early on Thursday morning.

Havana (CNN)Cuba's foreign minister on Tuesday lashed out at the Trump administration for "complacent silence" following a shooting at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC, and for trying to thwart Cuban efforts to battle the coronavirus.

"In the midst of the pandemic, the Secretary of State Mr. [Mike] Pompeo is constantly advocating against Cuban medical cooperation and slandered Cuban medical doctors instead of saying one word about the terrorist attack that happened a few blocks not only from the White House but from the State Department," Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla told CNN in an interview on Tuesday.