HAVANA (Reuters) — Former President Fidel Castro of Cuba
addressed a session of Parliament for the first time in four years on
Saturday, the latest of several recent public appearances after a long
period of seclusion.
Mr. Castro, wearing a long-sleeved green military shirt without rank
insignia, was greeted by a standing ovation and shouts of “Viva Fidel”
as he walked into the National Assembly with the help of aides.
It was the first time that Mr. Castro, who turns 84 this month, had
participated in a public government meeting since 2006, the year he
underwent intestinal surgery.
Mr. Castro had requested the Parliament session, which was broadcast
live by Cuban state television, to discuss his warnings that the
confrontation between Iran and the United States and its allies over the issue of nuclear weapons had pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.
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