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09-14-2006, 02:34 AM
Cuba Hosts 118 nation "Axis Of Evil" Summit This Weekend

Non-aligned, or 'axis of evil'?

Havana (dpa) - Barely 150 kilometres from US soil, Cuba will play host to many of the leaders from what Washington terms rogue states, and might well even consider adding to its "axis of evil."

Heads of state and high level delegations from North Korea, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Burma and Belarus will arrive Friday and Saturday in Havana for the conclusion of the 14th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.

Cuba has declared Havana the "capital city of the Third World" as it gets ready to host presidents including Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.

The attendance of President Fidel Castro will be doubtful until the very last minute, but the possible presence of the host country's 80-year-old revolutionary leader has also raise expectations.

"When I read some news coming from regions other than ours, I am left with no option but to imagine that the 'axis of evil' is growing, and if we go by some press reports it will soon include 118 nations, namely those that make up NAM," Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno joked this week in Havana.

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09-14-2006, 07:31 AM
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