Friday, March 23, 2012

Iran war will be worst mistake in US history: Fidel Castro

Cuba’s revolution leader Fidel Castro has warned Washington against a military attack on Iran, describing such a move as the worst mistake in US history.

In an article titled "The Roads Leading to Disaster," published in the official daily Granma on Thursday, Castro said there is no doubt that the US would be making the greatest mistake in its history if it decides to attack Iran in coordination with Israel.

“The Israeli government has openly declared its intention to attack the enriched uranium production plant in Iran, and the government of the United States has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in manufacturing a bomb for that purpose,” he wrote.

“As far as I am concerned, I do not harbor the slightest doubt that the United States is about to commit, and lead the world toward, the greatest error in its history,” he added.

Castro said Washington is wrong to think that Iranians in the country’s Armed Forces, who are known for their religious principles and fighting traditions, will surrender to the US without shooting a bullet.

In his reflection, Cuba’s revolution leader also defended Tehran’s nuclear energy program and said “Iran does not possess nuclear weapons,” adding that Tehran’s possession of the technology to enrich uranium is not equivalent to the production of nuclear weapons.

Castro also criticized the West’s nuclear double standards, noting that Israel has manufactured nuclear weapons with the help and coordination of the US.

The United States, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program, with Washington and Tel Aviv using this pretext to threaten Iran with a military option to stop its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects allegations of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program, arguing that as a committed signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
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