Fidel Castro about the Falklands: “Great Britain must leave, there’s nothing to do there”
Cuba, February 12, 2012
Fidel Castro, former Cuban President, referred to the conflict between Britain and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, considering that “look what they have done: they’ve sent a small ship, a destroyer and a helicopter with a prince that is a pilot” and added “Americans are probably not very happy because the situation is not war, but we have to press them”.
“They have nothing to do there; leaving is the only thing that they can do” said Castro about the militarization of the Falklands held by Britain. The presentation of the revolutionary leader was in the context of the Cuba Book Fair held yesterday.
“The former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who helped the British in their last war against Argentina, is no longer there,” and concluded by arguing that “the British are desperate and reacted badly when Uruguay recently vetoed the entry of British ships under flags of the Falklands”.