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Nukes and fidel
Monday, November 21, 2005   By: Juan Paxety

Iran, Mugabe and fidel

The mullahs in Iran continue to keep close to fidel castro. Iran News reports the new Cuban ambassador to Iran, Fernando Garcia, met with foreign minister  Manouchehr Mottaki earlier today to explore ways to expand their ties.

Describing the Cuban president as among prominent international politicians, Mottaki said Fidel Castro taught a very good lesson to world countries particularly those in Latin America on how to stand firm in their positions, IRNA added.

Iran considers Fidel Castro as a valuable asset for the Latin American nations, Mottaki said, adding that the comments made by Cuban president about late Imam Khomeini showed his firm stance which is very valuable for Iran.

Other disturbing news comes from Zimbabwe, where another friend of fidel's, Robert Mugabe, says he wants to develop his country's uranium industry. The Guardian Unlimited reports

Zimbabwe has recently discovered uranium deposits and plans to process the mineral in order to resolve its chronic power shortages, state radio quoted President Robert Mugabe as saying yesterday.

"The discovery of uranium will go a long way in further enhancing the government's rural electrification programme," he was quoted as saying, according to Associated Press.

Mugabe has close ties to two other nations with nuclear programs- Iran and North Korea.

Is it too much of a stretch to worry that fidel could get his hands on a nuke?


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