Fidel Castro says backs talks, but distrusts US

January 27, 2015 7:38 AM

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Fidel Castro says backs talks, but distrusts US

HAVANA: Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts politics in Washington.

The comments were the first by the 88-year-old revolutionary leader on the talks with the U.S. since the historic Dec. 17 declaration that the countries would move to restore ties broken more than a half century ago.

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