By Alexis Bandrich Vega, Cuban ambassador 

Fidel left us the banner of resistance

November 27, 2017

With deep pain, but with unwavering firmness and loyalty to his legacy, millions of Cubans and friends of the world today commemorate the first anniversary of the physical disappearance of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.

Fidel, who had the universe as his homeland, was a profound connoisseur of the history of humanity, and a tireless fighter for world peace and security. This explains his deep concerns about the dangers that have loomed over Iran, especially in recent years. Fidel emerged as a strong defender of the integrity, sovereignty and independence of the Persian nation. In his reflections, widely read throughout the world, he persuaded those who threatened Iran of its great defensive power and that this warlike people would not bow to the demands of any foreign nation. He was convinced of the resilience of the Iranian government and people, and of their religious leaders, inspired by the Islamic Revolution of Ruhollah Khomeini, creator of the Guardians of the Revolution.

The optimism, the humanism and dignity of Fidel, his permanent struggle and his ironclad conviction in unity, in victory and in the triumph of ideas, are the inspiration of millions of revolutionaries in Cuba and in the world.

Fidel not only left us his ideas, projects and works, Fidel left us the banner of resistance and triumph.
Thank you infinite Fidel!
"Death is not true when the work of life has been well fulfilled" 
- José Martí.
November 25, 2017.

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