Raul Castro: Cuba willing to sit down with US

A veteran of the Revolution wears his military medals and holds a Cuban flag at an event celebrating Revolution Day in Guantanamo, Cuba, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Cuba marks the 59th anniversary of the July 26, 1953 rebel attack led by Fidel and Raul Castro on the Moncada military barracks. The attack is considered the beginning of the revolution that culminated with dictator Fulgencio Batista's ouster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)Cuban President Raul Castro said Thursday that his government is willing to mend fences with bitter Cold War foe the United States and sit down to discuss anything, as long as it is a conversation between equals.