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Castro Says Bush Stand `Humiliating' for USSR
Paris AFP
BRS Assigned Document Number:    000012209
Report Type:         Daily Report             AFS Number:     PA1507131690
Report Number:       FBIS-LAT-90-136          Report Date:    16 Jul 90
Report Series:       Daily Report             Start Page:     4
Report Division:     CARIBBEAN                End Page:       4
Report Subdivision:  Cuba                     AG File Flag:   
Classification:      UNCLASSIFIED             Language:       Spanish
Document Date:       15 Jul 90
Report Volume:       Monday Vol VI No 136


City/Source of Document:   Paris AFP

Report Name:   Latin America

Headline:   Castro Says Bush Stand `Humiliating' for USSR

Source Line:   PA1507131690 Paris AFP in Spanish 0529 GMT 15 Jul 90

1.  [Text] Havana, 14 Jul (AFP)-- Today Cuban President Fidel Castro described
the position of President George Bush during the summit of the seven most
industrialized nations in Houston as ``humiliating'' for the Soviet Union. At
this meeting, Bush linked economic aid for the Soviet Union to its suspension
of military and economic cooperation with Cuba.

2.  Interviewed by AFP during a reception hosted by the French ambassador in
Havana to commemorate 14 July, the national French holiday, Castro stressed
that the Soviet Union ``is not begging for alms,'' adding that Mikhail
Gorbachev ``will not accept those kinds of conditions.''

3.  ``I trust the Soviet Union and I am not worried,'' Castro remarked, adding
that the positions of France and the FRG--which have called for aid to the
Soviet Union without any conditions--are ``much more intelligent.''

4.  The U.S. President's position is ``the height of the ridiculous'' and shows
his ``obsession'' with Cuba, allowing a matter of that importance to hinge on
this country. ``It is not the best way to help the current political process''
in the Soviet Union, Castro concluded.