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Fidel Castro once asked the leader of the Soviet Union to annihilate the US with nuclear weapons

Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader who died Friday night at the age of 90, once requested that the leader of the Soviet Union consider launching a nuclear strike against the US in the event the country attacked Cuba.

During the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, Castro wrote Nikita Khrushchev a letter detailing his concerns that an attack on Cuba was “imminent.”

He suggested two possible variants — the first being an air attack meant to destroy specific targets, and the second a “full invasion,” though he acknowledged that was less likely. – READ MORE