Monday, December 14, 2009

Chavez rejects Clinton's threat over Iran ties

Press TV

"After US secretary of state expressed concern over consequences of Iran's close ties with Latin American countries, Venezuela condemns Hillary Clinton's remarks as an "imperial offensive."

"Mrs Clinton's statements (are) like a threat above all against Venezuela and Bolivia... They are the clear signs of an imperial offensive seeking to stop the advancement of progressive forces, and regain its back yard," Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the most outspoken US critic in Latin America, told reporters in Havana.

"It's an overt threat. Her declarations are like a threat, especially at Venezuela and Bolivia," he added.

Chavez, who was speaking at an ALBA summit, said that Clinton's words were a clear sign that the US is seeking to stop the advancement of progressive nations......."

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