9/27/11 (AEIN) Former Cuban President Fidel Castro commented on recent speeches made by world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, state radio reported late Monday. He also pointed to the importance of the U.N. session, expressing the view that decisions made at the U.N. affect everyone throughout the world.
Castro criticized U.S. President Barack Obama's lengthy address for distorting the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other things. On the other hand, the former President praised the "brave" speeches delivered by two South American leaders; Bolivian President Evo Morales and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Additional speeches by high-ranking officials continued at the U.N. General Assembly on Monday. Although retired for health reasons, Fidel Castro's writings continue to receive extensive coverage in the Cuban media. Earlier in the year, he predicted the NATO intervention in Libya weeks in advance.