Cuba

Fidel Castro Says North Korea Provided Cuba With Free Weapons in the 1980s

Pens first essay in four months

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In his first essay in more than four months, Cuban leader Fidel Castro said that in the 1980s, North Korea provided Havana weapons "without charging a cent."

"Comrade Kim II Sung, a veteran and flawless fighter, sent us 100,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles and the corresponding (ammunition)," he wrote in a long, wide-ranging article taking up three pages of Communist Party newspaper, Granma.