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Fidel Castro To Appear On Cuban Television, Radio

Fidel Castro in Havana, 1978
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who has lived in seclusion since falling ill four years ago, is expected to appear on Cuban television and radio this evening to discuss his theory that the world is on the verge of nuclear war.

Communist Party newspaper "Granma" made the announcement in its online edition today.

Castro writes opinion columns for Cuba's state-run media that in recent weeks have predicted an imminent nuclear war sparked by a conflict between the United States and Iran over international sanctions against Iran's nuclear activities.

Castro, 83, ruled Cuba for 49 years before provisionally ceding power to younger brother Raul Castro following his 2006 surgery.

compiled from agency reports