Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel accused the current US administration of aiming to "cause discontent and social outbreak," during the 66th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada barracks in Bayamo, on Friday.

The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and Fidel Castro's brother, Raul Castro, joined the event alongside prominent figures of the Communist Party, as Diaz-Canel continued to denounce the policies implemented by the United States to harm the Caribbean island.

"The United States administration has begun to act with greater aggressiveness to prevent the arrival of oil to Cuba," Diaz-Canel said.

"The genocidal plan is to affect even more the quality of life of the population, its progress and even their hopes with the objective of hurting the Cuban family in their daily life, their basic needs and also accuse the Cuban government of inefficiency," he added.

The anniversary of the attack on the Moncada barracks, commemorates an armed attack that took place in the city of Santiago by a group of young revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro, that sparked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution in 1953.

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