John Bolton warns Castro could develop bioweapons

John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., warned on Thursday that the alliance between the Castro regime, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez could lead to the development of biological weapons.

Bolton spoke before approximately a dozen people at a meeting of the Assembly of the Cuban Resistance in Miami. Bolton listed the potential of the Castro brothers developing biological weapons as one of his top concerns, NBC Miami reports.

"We know what the potential is and we know how deadly the program can be," Bolton said, according to NBC Miami. "That's why I think close scrutiny by the United States and other who don't want to see the spread of biological weapons is so important."

Bolton was particularly critical of President Obama's administration and its policies toward Cuba. He said that America must continue to maintain its decades-long trade embargo and that the Cuban people must be provided whatever they require to establish a democratic country.

Bolton also spoke of Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming Cuba visit.

"I know he is a wise enough person that he won't let the Castro brothers use the visit to legitimize the regime," Bolton said, according to NBC Miami. "I think that's important and I think he understands that as other popes have understood it as well."