Fidel Castro Urges North Korea to Prevent War
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned North Korea in writing earlier today against war and described the current tensions on the Korean Peninsula as one of the “gravest risks” for nuclear holocaust since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
It is his first column published in nearly nine months. Castro wrote of the wider impact that a nuclear war could unleash in Asia and beyond.
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was always friendly with Cuba, as Cuba always has been and will continue to be with her,” Castro wrote.
“Now that it has demonstrated its technical and scientific advances, we remind it of its duties to other countries who have been great friends and that it would not be just to forget that such a war would affect in a special way more than 70 percent of the world’s population,” said the 86-year-old leader.
He also stated that if war breaks out, it will result in images that paint President Barack Obama as “the most sinister figure in U.S. history.”
Castro last published one of his “Reflections” in June 2012. In October he said he stopped writing them because they were occupying space in state-run media that was needed for other purposes.
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