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Castro Warns U.S. Against Attack on Island
Havana International Service
BRS Assigned Document Number:    000007667
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     PA0605153490
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-90-088          Report Date:    07 May 90
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     2
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       3
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       06 May 90
Report Volume:       Monday Vol VI No 088


City/Source of Document:   Havana International Service

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Castro Warns U.S. Against Attack on Island

Subheadline:   `Pleased' With Cuban Shield

Source Line:   PA0605153490 Havana International Service in Spanish 1401 GMT 6
May 90

1.  [Text] Cuban President Fidel Castro is pleased with the Cuban Shield
defensive maneuvers that are being conducted throughout our country to counter
the three warlike exercises the United States is conducting in waters off Cuba.

2.  On Saturday, 5 May, the chief of the Cuban revolution visited the command
post of the Defense Council of Havana that is directing the participation in
the defensive maneuvers of the territorial troops' militias, the state
organizations, and other groups.

3.  We are sure, Fidel said, that the Americans, with their deployment of
forces, are preparing something against Cuba and we cannot allow a direct
action against us to occur. He added that we are preparing ourselves so that in
the event of an attack against Cuba, the Americans will do the same or worse as
they did in Vietnam.

4.  The Cuban president said that as we strengthen our defense, we continue to
establish the bases for our economic development.