US President Barack Obama has expressed his condolences over the death of Cuba’s legendary leader, Fidel Castro.
“Today, we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people,” Obama said in a statement on Saturday.
“History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” the US president noted.
Expressing his sympathy with the Cuban people, Obama said, “In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.”
This is while President-elect Donald Trump criticized the former Cuban president, saying Castro left a legacy of “unimaginable suffering.”
Trump, however, promised that his administration “will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty.”