Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro warned on Monday that a US-Israeli attack on Iran is “imminent” and predicted that this could trigger a global nuclear war.
In a special appearance on state-run television for the first time in nearly a year, the Communist leader described US and Israeli sabre-rattling over Iran’s civil nuclear energy programme as “the most serious crisis” on the international scene because “the Iranian government will not retreat.”
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It was dubbed a discussion about the Middle East, and Fidel Castro, Cuba’s ailing revolutionary icon, did not veer far from the subject on his most prominent public appearance in years.
His main topic was a warning about the consequences of US aggression in the Middle East and other hot spots in the world, particularly if conflict were to break out in Iran. “The worst [for the US] is the resistance they will face there, which they didn’t face in Iraq,” he said. He also addressed tensions in North Korea.