Fidel Castro returns to Cuban parliament

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Fidel Castro returned to address Cuba's parliament for the first time in four years, taking the opportunity to issue a dire warning of a nuclear "holocaust".

Castro, 83, looked much fitter and more energetic than in previous appearances as he rose to the podium of the National Assembly Saturday to expand on his favourite theme of recent days – alleged US preparations for a nuclear war in the Middle East.

In a series of internet articles and public comments, the former Cuba leader has been talking about his fear that the United States and Israel are about to launch a nuclear attack on Iran.

According to Castro, Mr Obama's advantage was that he was not comparable to former US President Richard Nixon, who was forced to resign in 1974 amid a political scandal....

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