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Originally posted by TONE23
Could this meeting also have been in regards to Venezualia possibly joining in on the Iran Oil Bourse?
It could very well be that Iran is trying to rally its alliances in preperation of a possible US invasion to quelch Irans Nuclear ambitions. Or even over the Israeli-Hez. conflict.
Chavez pledged that his country would "stay by Iran at any time and under any condition."
He invited Iranian oil companies to invest in Venezuela. Venezuelan state TV also reported that the countries are considering having Iran participate in a natural gas project off the Venezuelan coast. The two nations are members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - Iran is the world's No. 2 oil exporter and Venezuela No. 5.
"We are with you and with Iran forever. As long as we remain united we will be able to defeat (U.S.) imperialism, but if we are divided they will push us aside," Chavez said.
During his trip, Chavez is to meet Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iranian state television said.
"We do not have any limitation in cooperation," Ahmedinejad was quoted as saying. "Iran and Venezuela are next to each other and supporters of each other. Chavez is a source of a progressive and revolutionary current in South America and his stance in restricting imperialism is tangible."
Chavez boasted in Moscow on Thursday that Russia had helped his country break a U.S.-imposed "blockade" by agreeing to sell fighter planes and helicopters worth billions of dollars to Venezuela.
Chavez is also hoping to set up Kalashnikov weapons plants and ammunition plants in Venezuela under Russian license.
During his visit to Qatar, which began Friday, Chavez said Venezuela could eventually export guns and ammunition to Bolivia and other allies once these plants were built.
Chavez accused the United States of "threatening" to stop supplying replacement parts for the weapons to leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales' government. If the U.S. follows through, Chavez said, "we could supply Bolivia... and other friendly countries that also require a minimal level of defense."
Bilateral trade last year between Iran and Venezuela amounted to $1 billion. Iranian investment in Venezuela includes a production line for tractors and several housing projects.
Originally posted by Skeptik1st
you would also be very ignorant to think that they aren't plotting and scheming to some degree.
In the article i posted Hugo Chavez was boasting about the new deal made by Russians as far as the weapons deal...And he said after that, if all goes well then maybe one of these days they can be a big export of weapons.
But another point that i might add is, what makes you think that Iran wouldnt give Venezualas Country a WMD of some sort in the future.
With the Iranians think'n "hey were too far away to cause any kind of damage over in america, so # lets just give some highly destructive weapons to Venezula and they can deal with it.
We are seeing that kind of situation with Iran right now involving Hezbollah and Isreal.
..Just a thought...Im definitley not saying that WWIII is eminent, but things are moving in place right now for something destructive....Any more thoughts ATS?
Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
Maybe Bush and all the others at the recent G8 meeting were plotting scheming against Iran and Venezuela?