Cuban President Raul Castro sends his ''most heartfelt condolences'' to the United States following a mass shooting in Orlando. Natasha Howitt reports.
Cuba's President Raul Castro has sent his condolences to the U.S. in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in the country's recent history. The statement was read out on state TV. "I bring the most heartfelt condolences from the Cuban people and government, to the government and people of the United States," the news presenter reads. Forty-nine people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday by a man armed with an assault rifle. Castro's statement also condemned the attack. The U.S. and Cuba are currently working towards building warmer relations. President Barack Obama visited the communist country in March, opening a new chapter after decades of hostility.