NEWS ITEM: Feb. 16, 1988 - Republican presidential contender Pat Robertson Monday stood by his assertion that Cuba has nuclear missiles pointed at the United States, but the White House denied that Soviet missiles are based in Cuba
On Capitol Hill, a Senate aide identified by Robertson as the source of his information said the Republican presidential contender apparently drew his conclusion from a speech delivered by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., who only speculated that missiles could be in Cuba .
Peppered Monday with questions about his assertion during a GOP debate Sunday, Robertson said he was not backing off his claim, but he acknowledged that he had no proof.
|Miami News, Feb. 16, 1988. (Click to enlarge)|