HAVANA – Fidel Castro will attend a special session of parliament today, his first appearance in official government proceedings or in front of lawmakers since falling seriously ill four years ago.
Cuban state television announced during its Friday night newscast that the former president would attend the session, which will be broadcast nationwide. The brief statement read on the air did not say whether Castro would address the assembly, which will discuss the threat of nuclear war, though it’s hard to imagine him not doing so.
The session was requested by Castro, who has written on the topic for months, maintaining that the United States and Israel will attack Iran and that Washington could also target North Korea.
Castro, who turns 84 next week, has suggested the conflict could have Armageddon-like consequences for the world, even predicting in several opinion columns that fighting was to have already begun by now.