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article imageFidel Castro warns of disastrous consequences of attacking Iran

By Katerina Nikolas     Mar 24, 2012 in World
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro wrote in a piece entitled "The Roads Leading to Disaster," published this week, saying the U.S. is about to make the greatest mistake in its history if it attacks Iran.
Castro's article, which can be read in full at Information Clearing House, was published on Thursday in "Granma" and is openly critical of U.S. policy towards Iran. Castro reiterates that Iran has no nuclear weapons, a position often disregarded by those hoping to garner support for an attack on Iran.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons, and the BBC quote him as saying "We fundamentally reject nuclear weapons." Although the IAEA have stated the Islamic Republic is working on uranium enrichment it has never been able to prove the existence of nuclear development for weapons purposes.
According to Anti-War "top US and Israeli intelligence officials overwhelmingly agree that not only is there no evidence Iran has an active nuclear weapons program," although this position is often disregarded by pro-war media pundits who present speculation regarding Iran's nuclear capabilities as fact.
Castro fears that the war of rhetoric against Iran will lead inexorably towards disaster and he believes that the U.S is naive if it believes an attack will be met without resistance. He writes of the error in "the supposition that the Iranian combatants, numbering millions of men and women well-known for their religious zeal and their fighting traditions, surrender without firing a shot."
Castro writes "I harbour not the slightest doubt that the United States is about to commit and lead the world towards the greatest mistake in its history."
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