Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fidel Castro urges North Korea to avoid nuclear warfare


I never thought I would be saying that I agree with Fidel Castro.

“If war breaks out there, the people on both sides of the [Korean] peninsula will be terribly slaughtered, without any benefit for either of them,” Castro wrote in the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma
Furthermore, “it would not be just to forget that such a war would affect, in a special way, more than 70% of the world's population," he said.

Fidel Castro urges North Korea to avoid nuclear warfare

By Emily Alpert
April 5, 201312:54 p.m.

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro urged North Korea to steer clear of atomic warfare, saying Koreans faced “one of the most grave risks of nuclear war” since the Cuban missile crisis half a century ago.

North Korea has stepped up its belligerent talk, recently declaring it had entered a state of war with South Korea and threatening a nuclear attack on the United States. Analysts say North Korea is not yet capable of carrying out such a strike, but the escalating threats have grabbed global attention
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Castro said he delivered his message as a friend, recalling “the honor of knowing” former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, “a historic, strikingly valiant and revolutionary figure” and the late grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un.

The impassioned message is the first Castro has written in Cuban state media since June 2012, according to the Associated Press.

“If war breaks out there, the people on both sides of the [Korean] peninsula will be terribly slaughtered, without any benefit for either of them,” Castro wrote in the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma.
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