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Bachmann: Hezbollah Wants to Put Missiles in Cuba

By Newsmax Wires   |   Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 04:33 PM

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says Cuba may be working with the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The Minnesota congresswoman said Hezbollah may want to place missile or weapon caches on the island, The Hill reports.

That’s one reason the United States shouldn’t back off from trade and travel embargoes to Cuba, Bachmann said at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“Why would you normalize trading with a country that sponsors terror?” she said. “There are reports that have come out that Cuba has been working with another terrorist organization called Hezbollah.

“And Hezbollah is potentially looking at wanting to be part of missile sites in Iran and, of course, when you’re 90 miles offshore from Florida, you don’t want to entertain the prospect of hosting bases or sites where Hezbollah could have training camps or perhaps have missile sites or weapons sites in Cuba. This would be foolish.”

Bachmann was referring to a report in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, which claimed that Hezbollah was setting up a base in Cuba to target Israelis in Latin America.

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