Chavez, Ahmadinejad blast ‘aggression’ in Libya, Syria
VENEZUELA: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Iranian
counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have denounced the West’s “imperialist
aggression” in Libya and Syria, the foreign ministry in Caracas said
The statement by the two arch US foes comes amid a NATO air bombing
campaign in Libya where rebels are seeking to oust strongman Moamer
Kadhafi, and growing pressure from the West for Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad to step aside.
During a telephone call late Monday, Chavez and Ahmadinejad
“discussed the situation created by the imperialist aggression against
Libya and Syria, and agreed to follow up on this issue and increase
their efforts to achieve peace,” the Venezuelan foreign ministry said.