Monday, 4 July 2011

Rumors of Iran-Venezuela uranium deal ‘a big lie’ Ambassador

Venezuelan Ambassador to Iran David Velasquez has dismissed any type of uranium exchange deal between Venezuela and Iran.

“We have uranium reserves and don’t sell or consume it,” he said, adding that the claim about shipment of uranium from Venezuela to Tehran via Damascus is “a big lie”.

Velasquez made the remarks during a press conference in a ceremony which was held to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Venezuela’s national day at the Venezuelan Embassy in Tehran on Sunday.

Velasquez also said Venezuelan President Huqo Chavez is in good health.

One of the main reasons for the negative propaganda about Chavez’s health in the U.S. and European media is to create a public panic in Venezuela and its friendly countries, Velasquez stated.

The main goal of the Venezuelan government’s opponents at home and abroad is twisting the truth in an attempt to suggest that President Chavez is not able to lead the country any longer and “we should think of finding a successor for him,” he added.

Velasquez said despite imperialists’ will to get news about Chavez’s death, he is in good health and is currently leading the country