Fidel Castro urges US President Barack Obama to avoid nuclear war

August 8th, 2010 - 10:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Fidel Castro Havana, Aug 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cuban leader Fidel Castro made a rare appearance on Saturday and urged the US President Barack Obama to avoid nuclear war on all costs. Since his surgery almost four years ago, he has made appearances very far and few in between. The 83-year-old leader was dressed in olive green fatigues bereft of any military allegiance. While he was walking, then he was unsteady on his feet and also needed help from a subordinate.

When he started speaking to the Parliament, then the 600 strong audience gave him a standing ovation. The Cuban leader also seemed to be happy to speak to the Parliament after such a long time. The audience in the Parliament also welcomed him with chants of his name and also wished for his long life.

Fidel Castro said in his address that, “Eight weeks ago, I thought that the imminent danger of war didn’t have a possible solution. So dramatic was the problem that I didn’t see another way out. I am sure that it won’t be like that and, instead … one man will make the decision alone, the president of the United States.” He also added that Barack Obama has multiple issues on his shoulders and he hasn’t realized the threat of the nuclear war as yet.

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